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Poverty

An estimated 702.1 million people around the world lack access to food, clothing and other basic necessities. Pulitzer Center reporting tagged with “Poverty” feature reporting on health, malnutrition, education inequality and the many other endemic effects of poverty. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on poverty.

 

The Cost of a Delay in Surgery

The treatment of chronic disease can be financially debilitating, especially for the poor of Andhra Pradesh. One family's struggle with Cushing's disease shows the strain on patients and physicians.

China: What It's Like to Take Photos of a Dying Man

Like millions of Chinese gold miners, He Quangui was stricken with the lung disease silicosis. At first he didn't want his story to be told, but over time he came to trust the photographer.

Uganda: George's Story

Uganda's referral healthcare system seems logical and practical—on paper. But what happens when a great concept does not have funding or resources for its execution?

Nepal Youth: Time to Leave?

Hundreds of Nepalese migrant workers die every year in pursuit of prosperity and income, yet thousands leave the country daily for foreign employment. This is the story of one young adult.

Argentina: The "Ghost Train"

Argentina's economic crisis in the early 2000s threw tens of thousands out of work. For many, working for themselves as cartoneros, people who collect trash to sell to recycling centers, became the only option to put food on the table. But now the deteriorating trains used by cartoneros to...

The Soybean Wars

Paraguay is the fastest growing soybean producer in the world bringing untold riches to a very poor and corrupt country. The bean fields stretch far into the distance, consuming the horizon with waves of green leaves and a stink like dead animals from toxic agro-chemicals.

Towns have...

India: Conflicts Within

Today Maoist insurgents keen to exploit the state's enduring weaknesses stalk the Hindu heartland. They are waging their "people's war" in under-policed areas where conditions are most fertile.

A Week in Port-au-Prince

Two years after the earthquake the Pulitzer Center visits Haiti, along with poet Kwame Dawes, for a special performance of the multimedia production “Voices of Haiti."