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Top Hunger News: Kick Out World Cup Poverty

International
Film: Kick Out World Cup Poverty! Host of the 2010 World Cup, South Africa has spent $4.1 billion on tournament preparations. But the plight of the country's poor has grown worse in the lead-up to the World Cup. [War on Want] 

The Hurricane of Poverty. Guatemala: The row of cardboard, tin and wooden shacks lining the banks of the Montagua River stand in an act of defiance by those who have been repeatedly warned of the need to move elsewhere… [Granma Internacional] 

Domestic
Nearly 1 in 3 Mississippi Households Struggling. Nearly a third of Mississippi households aren't earning enough to pay for their own basic needs, such as housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and state and federal taxes... [AP] 

Climate Change/Environment
Endangering Pakistan’s Environment. [T]he negative impact of climate change is proportionally linked to levels of poverty in Pakistan. [Dawn.com] 

 

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