VICTIMS OF POVERTY

Featured videos on poverty and powerlessness

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THE HIDDEN REASON FOR POVERTY THAT MUST BE ADDRESSED 

Violence descends, in the lives of the poor,  like a plague and it destroys everything. In fact, now when you survey very, very poor communities, residents will tell you that their greatest fear is violence. But notice the violence that they fear is not the violence of genocide or the wars,it's everyday violence.

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Gary Haugen
CEO and founder of International Justice Mission.

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BEING A REFUGEE IS NOT A CHOICE

Refugees are often marginalised, their humanity ignored as their stories go untold. In this remarkable and emotional talk, however, author and former refugee Carina Hoang discusses her experience as a "boat person". It's a powerful account that is impossible to ignore. 

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WHY DO REFUGEES TAKE THESE KINDS OF RISKS?

They're living in countries [fleeing] from a war that has been raging for four years. Even if they wanted to return, they can't. Their homes, their businesses, their towns and their cities have been completely destroyed.

The communities, the neighboring countries that once welcomed them with open arms and hearts are overwhelmed. There are simply not enough schools, water systems, sanitation.ch Video

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Melissa Fleming
Head of Communications and Chief spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 

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REFUGEES HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE PROTECTED

"... the trigger was when all of a sudden, international aid decreased. The World Food Programme was forced, for lack of resources, to cut by 30 percent food support to the Syrian refugees. 


They're not allowed to work, so they are totally dependent on international support, and they felt, "The world is abandoning us.

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Antonio Guterres
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005 and 2015