With a spoon and spatula in hand an Iraqi refugee lifts the lid on a large pot filled with goulash and potatoes as he begins his shift.
With hardship rising due to job cuts and inflation, Argentina has resorted to putting food in outdoor "social fridges" for the needy.
The English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will headline the Global Citizen Festival, a free concert in New York aimed at rallying support to fight global poverty.
Britain's opposition centre-left Labour urged Prime Minister David Cameron to address low pay after a charity revealed more than one million people were reliant on food banks.
Food bank use in Britain is growing rapidly and Christmas has been a particularly busy time for centres like the one run by a Christian charity.
Climate change could undermine efforts to defeat extreme poverty around the globe, the World Bank warned Sunday.
More than 82 million people in China still live on less than about $1 a day, despite a decades-long boom that made it the world's second-largest economy.
The number of people living in poverty in Ghana halved between 1992 and 2013, the government said Friday.
Kazakhstan’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed to create a poverty eradication roadmap in the countries of Asia and Africa.
Desperate Syrian refugee families in Lebanon are slipping further into debt and poverty, affecting their children's education and their dignity, an international aid agency said Thursday.
Women in poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea suffer "severe brutality" with violence, including savage attacks involving knives, axes and whips, occurring in two-thirds of all families.
US National Security Advisor Susan Rice called for more "eureka moments" and "unorthodox partnerships."
Mexico's enormous and worsening poverty figures underscore that authorities have not made fighting it a top priority.
Despite economic crises and dwindling aid, the UN said Monday huge progress had been made towards meeting the so-called Millennium Development Goals.
In his first year as president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim has tried to refocus the institution on fighting poverty and climate change -- but challenges lie ahead.
Thousands of protesters are expected on the streets of Belfast to urge G8 leaders to act on global poverty, although the issue looks likely to be overshadowed by concerns over the Syria conflict.
The globe's poorest nations have won an eight-year extension of a waiver on intellectual property rules, but still need to hold talks on the vexed issue of pharmaceutical patents.
To help children plunged into poverty by Spain's grinding recession, several regional governments have stepped up aid programmes for needy students.
The leaders of Britain, Indonesia and Liberia on Thursday called on the United Nations to set a target of 2030 to eradicate extreme poverty.
Hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent battling extreme poverty and disease since 2000 and now the United Nations is lining up a new war on the social distress still suffered by huge numbers around the world.
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