Over 27% of Israelis live in poverty and 774,000 children, nearly a third (31%) of all children in Israel, live with food insecurity.
The UN World Food Program has said 22.8 million people are facing acute food insecurity.
Jewish federations throughout North America – there are 146 – are reporting similar challenges in their communities.
Now solar energy has been brought to 104 African villages, and one million people have access to water.
Boris Mints Institute laureate Professor Sabina Alkire presents the latest research on global poverty.
NGOs combating poverty express concern with increasing poverty for elderly, although rate of overall poverty remained the same in 2018 over 2017 figures.
“The new SNAP rules announced yesterday by the Federal government will devastate low-income New Yorkers by denying them critical food benefits they rely on to feed their families."
Yet five of the ten richest Australians are Jews.
While Israel's technological and scientific breakthroughs are impressive, it is still has the highest rate of poverty of any OECD country, according to a National Insurance Institute report.