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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.

 

Venezuela: Living in a Dictatorship?

Given the growing inflation of Venezuela’s decaying democracy, a survey of people from different socioeconomic classes shows how difficult it is for them to find and afford the basics.

The Paradox Of Prosperity

Europe is spending billions of dollars to jump-start Africa’s poorest economies. But that may just accelerate the exodus.

Killers Haunt a Wake

A mother recounts the night her son was murdered and how the killers scared mourners from his wake.

Russia's Monotowns

Monotowns, Russian cities dependent on dying industries, face an even more uncertain future now that Russia has joined the World Trade Organization.

Powering Up Brazil

How can you provide power for a country of 200 million people? This series examines Brazil's energy needs as one of the biggest economic players.

Congo's Children

Children in the DRC who have lost families, homes and schools prove to be resilient as well as vulnerable. Arts, sports and vocational training help them to re-connect and start life anew.

Tensions over Food Insecurity in Africa

Roiling tensions underlie efforts to improve food security in Africa, often pulling at cross purposes on farmers, consumers and their countries.

Cambodia: Sex Trade and Tourism

From the streets of Phnom Penh to the rice fields of Cambodia, Melisa Goss explores what lies behind the sex trade and what is being done to prevent it, stop it, and restore those caught in its trap.

Burmese Brides Along the Chinese Border

When a Burmese woman marries a Chinese man, she may give up basic human rights. Yet many Burmese women would rather remain stateless than return to Burma. To stay or leave, it is a story of survival.

Syria’s Displaced: Regional Implications

At least 1.5 million people have fled the conflict in Syria. Most have taken refuge in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, where they are straining resources and raising concerns about regional stability.

Death Stalks Colombia's Unions

As Colombia struggles to free itself from a vortex of violence, union members, human rights activists and others still feel threatened by criminal elements––and their own government.

Beyond 7 Billion

The largest generation in history is entering its prime childbearing years, poised to add 2 billion more people to the planet. Ken Weiss investigates the causes and consequences of such rapid growth.

Does Congo Really Need Us?

Some of the biggest criticisms of international aid are coming from self-reflective aid workers who question their role and the role of their employers in developing nations.

Telling the Anna Hazare Story

Anti-corruption leader Anna Hazare burst on the scene in early 2011, a mystery to most Indians and much of the world. He is no mystery in the village where he has put Gandhian principles to the test.

This Week: The Nanny's Son

Millions of women from poor countries work as caregivers in America, part of a massive but largely invisible workforce.

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Working Abroad

Students will read articles and watch videos as preparation to an empathy-building exercise that will help them understand why people choose to leave their families to seek out employment overseas.

Beyond 7 Billion

Students will analyze the choices for girls in Bangladesh and discuss whether working in the garment industry really does allow women to find more freedom.

Cash Transfer Programs in Malawi

Students will come to their own informed conclusion as to whether cash payments to those living in poverty is helpful or simply a hand out.

Environmental Health: What is it?

This lesson draws from a range of projects on food waste, ocean health, global goods and extractives, food insecurity, water and sanitation and more to support student understanding around...

A Free Meal: India's School Lunch Program

India's midday meal program is the largest free lunch school program in the world. Through animation, radio reports and articles, students discover the successes and failures of the program.