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Muslim response to poverty in America

SHAFAQNA - When the Western world is only a few days before Christmas, most people are thinking about the presents they are getting and the presents they are giving, the menu for the big day is being reviewed and tweaked, the house is being…

Nearly 30 million children across Arab world live in poverty: UNICEF

SHAFAQNA - A study conducted by the United Nations children's agency has found that one in four children in the Arab world lives in poverty and is deprived of basic necessities. The study released on Monday by UNICEF found that 29 million…

Muslims And Jews Join Hands Together To Spread Holiday Spirit

SHAFAQNA - In a united expression of the common moral imperative in Islam and Judaism to help the weakest and most vulnerable in society, Muslim and Jewish volunteers from across Central New Jersey will be gathering at the Trenton Area Soup…

Increased Poverty in 96% of U.S. House Districts, During Obama’s Presidency

SHAFAQNA- On November 3rd, Morning Consult’s Jon Reid bannered, “Poverty on the Rise in Nearly All House Districts” and he reported that, “A Brookings Institution study, released less than a week before the election, shows that the…

Poverty in the UK becomes pandemic

SHAFAQNA - The UK has 3.9 million residents who are living in “persistent poverty,” a new study shows, underscoring the country's precarious nature of work. The latest data was released Monday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)…

President Rouhani urges Muslims to fight poverty as root cause of terrorism

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SHAFAQNA - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has urged Muslims to fight economic, cultural, scientific poverty as root causes of terrorism. What has happened to the Islamic nation to keep silent against all of the violence and bloodshed and…

Dubai ruler launches $272m global drive to combat poverty, unemployment

SHAFAQNA - Dubai has launched a global foundation, with an initial budget of AED1 billion ($272 million), which aims to combat poverty, unemployment and education challenges in the region. The Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives…