poverty

Absolute poverty level decreases in Georgia

Absolute poverty level decreases in Georgia

According to the Georgian Sakstat National Statistical Service, in 2021, 17.5% of the population were living below the poverty level. The data shows that the absolute poverty rate, which means the number of people without access to the …

Soaring food prices could fuel social unrest, extreme poverty

Soaring food prices could fuel social unrest, extreme poverty

The world’s major international finance and food organisations have joined forces to call for urgent, coordinated action on food security in light of the crisis in Ukraine, warning soaring food prices could fuel social tensions and push millions into poverty

Russian government determines poverty level

Russian government determines poverty level

The Russian government has approved the procedure for determining the poverty level, the press service of the Ministry of Labor reports. "The government has approved the procedure for determining the poverty level in Russia as a …

Minister: 18.8 mln Russians live in poverty

Minister: 18.8 mln Russians live in poverty

The number of Russians with incomes below the subsistence level amounted to 18.8 mln people in the third quarter of 2020, Labor and Social Protection Minister Anton Kotyakov said. The amount of unemployed in Russia registered with …

China declares complete victory over absolute poverty

China declares complete victory over absolute poverty

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday declared "complete victory" in eradicating absolute poverty in the world’s most populous country, local media reported. "The final 98.99 million impoverished rural residents …

UN: extreme poverty level reaches 22-year low

UN: extreme poverty level reaches 22-year low

Last year, the global level of extreme poverty increased for the first time in more than 20 years, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said at the UN Security Council meeting on maintaining peace and stability. He stated that …

Putin defines main tasks of G20 countries

Putin defines main tasks of G20 countries

The long-term and large-scale unemployment and poverty are the main risks globally, Russian President Vladimir Putin said speaking today at the G20 summit. The official web-site of the Russian President provides …

UN: COVID-19 reversing decades of progress on poverty

UN: COVID-19 reversing decades of progress on poverty

The COVID-19 pandemic is reversing decades of progress on poverty, healthcare and education, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs said in an annual report. According to the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020, an …

Decline in poverty announced in Russia

Decline in poverty announced in Russia

The poverty rate has continued to decline in Russia, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova told a session of the Gaidar Forum in Moscow. According to the Federal State Statistics Service, the poverty rate has …

Bakhtadze: poverty is Georgia's main enemy

Bakhtadze: poverty is Georgia's main enemy

Georgia's Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze said that Georgia is facing two painful challenges – poverty and unemployment. According to him, everyone wants the country to be without poverty, where …

Poverty reduces in Russia

Poverty reduces in Russia

The poverty has declined in Russia by 1.1 million people in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister for Social Policy Tatyana Golikova said. …