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The U.N. and its member states aren’t the only ones trying to fight the challenges of global poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals. A whole host of nonprofits, NGOs, and even private companies are on the front lines as well, bringing unique expertise and perspective to development issues. In this South-South News segment we explore and feature the work that these organizations do to make the world a better place for those who need it most.
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Action Against Hunger Combats Malnutrition
In a rapidly changing world, it’s important to know that the basics are taken care of. No matter what happens politically, socially, or economically, a few basics, like food, shelter, and health, are necessary for all of the world’s people. Unfortunately, these essentials remain out of reach for the world’s poorest, who are often unsure of where their next meal might come from.
WhyHunger Helps Communities Eliminate Hunger Problem
Founded in 1975 by current executive director and the late musician Harry Chapin, WhyHunger is now one of the world’s most respected hunger alleviation organizations. It runs a Hunger Hotline that serves both victims of hunger and donors, and organizes an annual “hungerthon” that raises hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight hunger.
Endeavor Global Sparks Business Development
An increasingly interconnected global economy means that emerging markets have unprecedented access to resources and capital in rich countries – if they can get to it. Because of limited infrastructure and an underdeveloped business environment, entrepreneurs in many developing countries are left unable to take advantage of the opportunities that globalization has created, and require a helping hand to get started.
The Hunger Project Finds Solutions to World’s Poverty Problems
Today, hunger remains the world’s number one health risk, killing more people each year than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. It is also one of the world’s most pervasive problems, affecting 925 million people, more than the populations of the United States, Canada, and the European Union. Almost all of hunger’s victims are from the developing world.
Equality Now Fights for Women’s Rights
In both the developed and developing world, women continue to face inequality on a broad scale. Fighting these injustices is Equality Now, an international organization dedicated to ending violence and discrimination against women, and promoting gender equality. To learn more about the organization, and the efforts underway to provide a better life for the world’s women, we spoke with Yasmeen Hassan, Equality Now’s Global Director.
Concern Worldwide Transforms the Lives of the Poor
“Working with the world’s poorest people to transform their lives.” It’s a lofty aspiration, and the one embraced by Concern Worldwide, an international organization dedicated to helping poor people overcome their challenges. Founded forty five years ago by a pair of priests, the organization now boasts a network of 3,200 employees in countries across the globe.
Keloids-An Unheard of, Unsightly Disease
Keloid scarring—a medical condition generally not perceived as sexy or as dangerous as breast cancer, yet it can affect anyone with pigmented skin; especially African Americans and young women. In fact many of us don't even know what keloids are, unless they affect us and then can take over-literally.
DoSomething.org Motivates Kids to Take Action
In a rapidly changing world, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the youth hold tremendous power to make a difference. Savvy with technology and ready and willing to get to work, today’s young people are tackling global issues like never before.
charity: water Works for a World Without Water Stress
Water. It’s an essential part of life for all living things, and the fundamental building block to social and economic development. While those in developed, wealthy countries seldom think about the resource, many people in poor, mostly rural areas, struggle day to day to make sure that they have enough to stay alive.
Hugh Evans, Global Poverty Project Provide Leadership in Development Projects
For Hugh Evans, a career in development programs started early. After working with poor families in the slums of Manila at the age of twelve, he devoted himself to a life of working with the world’s extreme poor, largely through the development of partnerships. In 2002, he started the Oaktree Foundation – Australia’s first entirely youth-run and youth driven aid and development agency. Still young at the age of twenty eight, Mr. Evans represents just how effective the youth can be in tackling the poverty crisis.