Global Wealth Inequality
We live in an increasingly interdependent world. Although we do not always realise it, issues such as global hunger, poverty and poor living conditions are universal issues which often have a direct or indirect impact on the lives of us all.
Due to the interconnected nature of the world that we live, the causes and effects of poverty are more often than not created by those who are not living within it. Practices followed by many governments and large corporations are often established in a way that benefits the few, rather than the many. That is to say, poverty and other social hardships are in large part due to the global structures which now exist across the world.
In fact, estimates have shown that developing countries lose more resources to transnational corporations than they receive from them in development aid.
A world free from poverty and hunger is a fundamental right for everyone. However, with more than half the world still living on less than $1.90 a day, the eradication of poverty still remains one of the greatest challenges facing the world today.
Children in Crossfire believes that one of the biggest injustices of our time is that children are trapped in a cycle of poverty in a world that has plenty.
Global issues such as poverty require global universal approaches to create lasting and meaningful change. Only by all working together can we challenge the global structures that create these issues, and make a difference to those living in poverty.
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