5 Tough Questions About Poverty, Answered

Why do parents keep having children if they can’t afford to support them? Why don’t they get a different job, or work harder, if they need more money? We put difficult but common questions like these to five brave parents of children are in Compassion’s program. In vulnerably sharing their experiences, they hope to break Read more…

Remember Haiti – After the Ground Stops Shaking

I learned of the 2021 Haiti earthquake when my phone began to buzz just past 7 a.m. on Sunday morning. A colleague I had worked with in Haiti told me the news – that the Caribbean island had just been hit with a massive earthquake, registering 7.2 – an even stronger magnitude than the devastating […]
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Smart Housing, Sustainable Living

The Siem Reap Province in Cambodia is made up of 12 districts comprising of approximately 190,106 families, which translates into about 946,656 people. 16% live in thatched houses which are either severely damaged and decaying, or made of scraps. The home is the centre of life and living in such conditions affects other basic survival Read more…

Coronavirus crisis: what are the next steps for children in the UK?

In the early days of the coronavirus crisis, Save the Children raised concerns that the pandemic would be felt most acutely by families living in poverty in the UK. It was clear, even in March, that children would be hit hard – not just by the significant health risks of the virus, but by having Read more…

Lessons from civil society resilience as we face COVID-19

“Adapt, Improvise, Overcome – the human spirit will always survive” These are the words of advice a colleague who worked in Ebola affected areas sent to me at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. I expected something much more technical and practical. He is right of course. At a certain point, it’s the spirit and Read more…

Covid-19 could push 30 million African children into poverty

Covid-19 is putting a strain on societies and economies around the world, and the poor who are carrying the burden of the disease, both in high-income countries as well as in developing contexts. Today, the World Bank has published its first assessment of the economic impact of Covid-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa, showing the devastating effects Read more…

Protecting children in poverty during the coronavirus crisis

We are all struggling to get our heads around the crisis that is unfolding. What we do know is that families in poverty will be feeling the economic effects most acutely. We must not forget the children who will bear the brunt of their parents being left without work, or whose worlds have been turned Read more…

The PM has done right by British business, but what about struggling families?

With schools and nurseries closing and people facing lay-offs and cuts in pay, hard-up Brits need more help to get their families through the corona crisis. Even before coronavirus, four million children lived in poverty. Plenty of readers know the headaches of juggling growing bills and shrinking pay. Boris Johnson has rightly stepped in to Read more…