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Aid must be directed to the world’s poorest, as income gap increases – report

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Thomson Reuters Foundation Development aid is failing to improve the lives of the poorest 20 per cent of the world’s population, according to a report published on Thursday that predicted growing global inequality. Poverty rates were halved under the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, which were adopted in 2000 and replaced in 2015 with 17 […]

Child deaths from preventable causes cut by half since 2000 – UN

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Thomson Reuters Foundation Six million children worldwide died last year from preventable diseases and other complications, which was about half the number of similar deaths in 2000 when nations endorsed goals to end extreme poverty, the United Nations said on Tuesday. World leaders adopted the UN’s Millennium Development Goals in 2000, a year in which […]