COVID-19: B.C. government announces $300 supplement in support for people on income and disability assistance

Credit to Author: Tiffany Crawford| Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 17:14:55 +0000

British Columbians living on income and disability assistance will receive a $300 crisis supplement for three months during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social Development and Poverty Reduction Minister Shane Simpson made the announcement on Thursday in Vancouver. This supplement will also be provided to low-income seniors who receive the B.C. Senior’s Supplement and recipients of income […]

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Overcoming poverty

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2020 17:43:04 +0000

There is extreme poverty in the world —1 percent of rich people have more money and wealth than the combined wealth of 4.6 billion people who have almost nothing. Worldwide, there are about 735 million people in extreme poverty. In the Philippines, there is an estimated 6 million people in extreme poverty. Why is there […]

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SWS: Filipino families who considered themselves poor up in Q4 of 2019

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 08:00:08 +0000

MORE Filipino families, especially in Metro Manila, considered themselves poor in the last quarter of 2019, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Thursday. The poll from December 13 to 16 among 1,200 Filipino adults nationwide showed self-rated poverty jump by 54 percent or 13.1 million, up 12 percentage points from the 42 percent or […]

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Another generation of B.C. children has grown up in poverty: new report

Credit to Author: Lori Culbert| Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 14:00:24 +0000

One out of every five B.C. children continue to live in poverty in B.C., says the annual First Call poverty report card to be released today. That’s 163,730 children without enough money for proper shelter, nutritious food or other basic necessities.

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