Tagged: Poverty

NEWS: World’s Most Extensive Humanitarian Crisis

The world’s most extensive humanitarian crisis since 1945 is currently playing out in the four countries that surround Lake Chad: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. Multiple stressors converge in the region, interacting, reenforcing one another and thus creating a perfect storm of climate-fragility risks, deprivation and social and health harms. Unemployment, Violent insurgencies, Poverty, Depleting resources, Climate change. The international community must act, in order to save lives and secure livelihoods…

BLOG: Is Bihar Faring Better Or Worse After Alcohol Ban?

One year alcohol ban in Bihar, India: “We fed the dragon for decades and when it comes to confronting with it now and the harm it has caused, why are we in such a hurry to conclude negative results?” Unpacking the arguments against the Bihar alcohol ban, and taking stock of the success story…

BLOG: Seven Connections: Alcohol Causes Poverty

Poverty is not merely material deprivation; poverty is more than lack of income; poverty is more than the absence of resources needed for material well-being — such as food, housing, land, and other assets. Poverty has multiple dimensions. Analyzing poverty through the lens of alcohol harm offers important insights for how to end poverty sustainably and comprehensively…

NEWS: New Booklet: 12 of 17 SDGs Impacted By Alcohol

New IOGT International booklet released: Alcohol and the Sustainable Development Goals – Major obstacle to development.
Alcohol is an obstacle to achieving 12 out of 17 SDGs…