Global food insecurity on the rise as more than 820m people go hungry every day

Global food insecurity on the rise as more than 820m people go hungry every day

The number of people going hungry has risen for the third year running to more than 820 million, according to a UN report which finds that conflict, climate change and weak economic growth are to blame.

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One in three of Ireland's children at risk of poverty or social exclusion [Graphic]

More than one in four of Europe’s children, aged 0-17, were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2015.

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World leaders urged to honour commitments on hunger

An Irish Government task force is calling on world leaders to honour commitments they have made on tackling global hunger.

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Government 'not tackling child poverty'

The children’s lobby group Barnardos is today accusing the Government of not doing enough to tackle child poverty.

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Cautious welcome for drop in poverty levels

The number of people living on low incomes has dropped by 25% since the launch of the first National Anti-Poverty Strategy (NAPS), it was claimed today.

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CORI: Rich-poor divide growing despite prosperity

The gap between the rich and the poor in Ireland is continuing to grow, according to the latest assessment from the religious lobby group CORI.

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Poverty risk among elderly people fell sharply last year

The proportion of elderly people at risk of poverty has fallen significantly in recent years, according to CSO figures out today.

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Labour outline €3.5bn plan to tackle poverty

The Labour Party today claimed it will spend €3.5bn improving the country's poverty blackspots if they get into power after the next election.

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Poverty in North 'unacceptably high', says Hain

The number of people living in poverty in the North is unacceptably high, Northern Secretary Peter Hain said today.

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Greens echo call for social justice

The Green Party has today urged the Government to take action and implement anti-poverty strategies in the wake of today's annual Combat Poverty Agency report.

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Anti-poverty group demands change in Government policy

The country’s leading anti-poverty agency has demanded a complete change in the Government's attitude if Ireland is to meet its targets in reducing poverty.

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Minister in plea for eradication of poverty

More than 250,000 men, women and children have been lifted out of the poverty trap in the last decade, a Government minister claimed today.

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All Govt policies ‘should include anti-poverty measures’

The Combat Poverty Agency (CPA) is calling on the Government to ensure that all of its future policies include measures to eradicate poverty.

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