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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.

 

Homeless Essential Workers Face Greater Risk of COVID-19

It’s a common misconception that homeless people are unemployed, but between 25% to 50% of this population works, according to experts. In the era of COVID-19, that means many homeless employees are working low-wage essential jobs under conditions that put them at risk of catching or spreading the virus.

 

Voices of the Homeless

Homeless people across the U.S. talk about their struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. Audio has been edited for length and clarity.

History of Water in the Desert

This multimedia project provides a panoramic view of the water difficulties during the spread of COVID-19, in the southern and northern extremes of Lima, Peru.

The Lasting Legacy of the Bhopal Gas Leak

More than 30 years after the world's worst industrial accident, the people of Bhopal are still dealing with its long-term and health and environmental fallout. Whose responsibility is it to help them?

Cuba After Fidel

While many in Cuba mourn the passing of Fidel Castro, others are more than ready for change.

Examining the Alexandra Renewal Project

The South African government is working to reform Alexandra Township, one of the poorest, most densely populated areas of Johannesburg, still struggling to overcome the legacy of apartheid. Can it succeed?

Solar Oven Use in the Dominican Republic

Unreliable access to electricity and ever-increasing prices for gas keep almost half of the Dominican Republic from escaping poverty. Some communities are turning to solar cooking as a solution.

Venezuela on the Brink

With food shortages, collapsing health care, spiraling violence, political chaos and an economy in free-fall, Venezuelans of all types are living out the slow collapse of their country.

Reviving a Chicken Economy

Economic development strategies that focus on job creation over direct aid gain traction in rural Haiti, offering insights on how to overcome longstanding challenges in addressing poverty.

Huntington's Disease in Latin America

We might soon have a treatment for Huntington's disease, but the Latin American communities who helped scientists uncover the cause are too poor to benefit. Who will help these forgotten people?

The Labor Train

An intimate profile of labor migrants making their way to Russia by train and bracing for—sometimes looking forward to—work and life in Moscow.

Niger: Baho's Last Fight

Poverty and unemployment have driven some youth in southern Niger to form violent gangs known as palais—attractive recruitment targets for Boko Haram. But one man is fighting back.

In Lima Who Owns the Land?

Where would you go if you were homeless, and there was no government assistance? In Lima, Peru many are seeking legal titles to homes where their families have lived for decades.

This Week: Witch Hunts Today

This week: Indian women fight back against witch hunts, Bolivia's child labor laws struggle to combat abuse, and the lives of Filipino women whose government killed their loved ones for drug use.

Gender Lens: Refugees and Migration

Journalists and activists joined together for a conversation on the impact of gender and gender roles on the refugee experience—exploring how the most vulnerable are affected and how they cope.

Food Deserts

Our topic under the umbrella of food insecurity is the existence of food deserts in both rural and urban areas within the U.S. and how they compare and/or contrast in their causes and potential...

Telling Science Stories: Data Visualization

This lesson shows students how journalists use data visualization to effectively communicate scientific issues—and directs students to create their own projects using the mapping platform CartoDB.

Malnutrition in Guatemala

In the following nutrition lesson plan, students will investigate educational resources using diverse media in order to articulate the issue of malnutrition in Guatemala.