UN food chief urges rich to help keep millions from starving

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 - 12:10 GMT

The WFP and its partners were going all out to reach as many as 138 million people this year — “the biggest scale-up in our history,” he said.

Egypt's mechanisms to combat poverty in 20/21's sustainable development plan

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 - 02:13 GMT

Egypt Today reviews decisions and initiatives that aim to improve citizens’ conditions, advance the incapable groups and improve their provided services.

Millions vulnerable to poverty although world does not suffer food shortage: IFAD

Fri, 29 May 2020 - 11:22 GMT

According to the World Food Programme, 265 million people would suffer from hunger by the end of this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Egypt's unemployment rate reaches 8.9%: Solidarity Ministry

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 - 11:11 GMT

The Ministry of Social Solidarity said that 4 million jobs were provided through anti-unemployment programs and projects during the last 10 years.

Trapped in Poverty

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 - 01:52 GMT

The solution just might lie in turning our eyes to rural cities instead of focusing on urban areas.

112 NGOs receive LE376 million in October

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 - 02:09 GMT

Wali explained that 55 foreign entities provided 151 grants to 112 NGOs in Egypt.

France to put 8 bln euros into fighting poverty -report

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 11:20 GMT

French President Emmanuel Macron's government plans to spend 8 billion euros ($9.3 billion) to tackle poverty.

Promise of a Home: Egypt tackles crisis of homeless children

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 - 03:57 GMT

Two years into Egypt’s first comprehensive program to tackle a long-standing phenomenon of homeless children in the gloomy streets, Egypt Today closely shadows the project’s components in the streets and behind the walls of its institutions.

1st Global Happiness Policy Report launched in Dubai

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 - 03:19 GMT

The report highlights global best practices and inspiring experiences of happiness and well-being, celebrating the best government achievements in this area.

Women are more likely to be poor than men: UN Women

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 - 06:15 GMT

The United Nations for Women and the World Bank analyzed household survey data for 89 countries on October 18.

Teacher establishes one-room school for unprivileged

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 - 05:15 GMT

The school is located in a remote area called Madbaa in North Sinai.

et Quote: Focus on Poverty

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 07:28 GMT

"Extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere." — Kofi Annan, Seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations

China relocates more people to tackle poverty

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 - 06:24 GMT

China started work on over 12,000 relocation projects in 2017 to lift people out of poverty: the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)

State program provides LE 108 million against poverty

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 - 02:24 GMT

There has been a program to combat poverty in Giza which executed 34,446 projects through local development associations.

Egypt's poverty line to increase to LE 800 monthly per person

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 - 02:55 GMT

Egypt's poverty line will rise to LE 700 – LE 800 monthly per person in fiscal year 2017/18.

Poverty-hit Argentina chases elusive economic recovery

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 - 11:56 GMT

Mauricio Macri promised a free-market revolution in Latin America's third-biggest economy when he took over as president of Argentina.

Benin, a Ponzi scheme and a long wait for answers

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 - 09:11 GMT

Sadiatou used to be a well-off trader of traditional cloth at the market in Benin's economic hub of Cotonou but now sells school equipment from her home.

Social Solidarity, employment website partner to end poverty

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 - 12:07 GMT

The Ministry of Social Solidarity’s “Forsa” (opportunity) program agreed to partner with employment website Shaghalny (Hire me) to help poor families find jobs.

SDGs: All you need to know

Fri, 19 May 2017 - 07:20 GMT

SDGs constitute the agenda for sustainable development, economic growth and environmental issues linked with peace, development and human rights.

Ministry of Social Solidarity returns “Dancer with Dogs” kid to his family

Mon, 01 May 2017 - 06:20 GMT

The Ministry of Social Solidarity confirmed its continuous observation of the poverty-stricken street child Abdel Rahman who is colloquially known as “The Dancer with the Dogs”