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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.

 

Panama: The New Conquistadors

A battle is being waged in the rainforests of Panama – between those who want to keep their way of life, and those who want economic growth. At stake: billions worth of precious metals.

Haiti: Sitting on a Gold Mine

Haiti’s north is rich with mineral deposits that could infuse millions into the nation’s ailing economy—but only if the government can regulate foreign mining giants and share the wealth.

Latin America: Climate Pains

From Tijuana to Tierra del Fuego, climate change is gripping Latin America. Simeon Tegel reports on the human consequences of drought, hurricanes, and melting glaciers.

Statelessness: A Human Rights Crisis

From the slums of Nairobi to the sugar plantations of the Dominican Republic to the far reaches of Bangladesh, entire communities live without citizenship rights. They are “the stateless”.

Murky Waters in Ghana

In Accra, capital of Ghana, residents cope with water scarcity while the state water company rakes in cash from abroad.

This Week: Hunger: A Fact of Life

Crop yields in sub-Saharan Africa rank among the lowest in the world, and nearly a third of the region’s people are chronically malnourished.

This Week: Syria's Catastrophe

The civil war in Syria is now manufacturing refugees on an industrial scale. Overall, nearly one third of the country’s population have been forced to abandon their homes.

Review of Alan Weisman's 'Countdown'

Alan Weisman, the author of bestseller "The World Without Us," says population is going in the wrong direction to achieve ecological sustainability. In his new book, he looks at the world with us

This Week: The Lingering Disaster

Last April, the world was shocked and outraged by the Rana Plaza disaster—a building collapse that claimed the lives of more than 1,200 garment workers in a Dhaka sweatshop. Has anything changed?

This Week: Congress Considers

If Congress authorizes a punitive military strike against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, it will have consequences far beyond Syria’s borders.

This Week: Childhood Betrayed

We are excited to announce that our award-winning e-books, "In Search of Home" and "Voices of Haiti," are now available on Amazon.

This Week: KISS in Class

Small class-sizes are great — if you happen to live in a wealthy country like the United States. In India, it's a different story.