WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World, a major humanitarian agency founded by K.P. Yohannan, has been the model for numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to help the poor and deprived worldwide, is calling for “eleventh hour” prayer as India suffers a devastating second wave of COVID-19 — and the world faces a growing number… Continue reading Amid ‘Tsunami of COVID Suffering’ GFA World Calls for ‘Eleventh Hour’ Prayer
Tag: Population Below Poverty Line in India
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948, Gospel for Asia (GFA) is spotlighting its special report “Seeking Justice and Defending Human Rights Wherever Poverty and Oppression Exist.” This also includes data on the Population Below Poverty Line in India.
The report discusses the plight of the poor around the globe and the oppression they endure because of their poverty. Many of us who are fortunate enough to be living in more developed environments find it difficult to understand the full number of people who live near or below the poverty line in developing countries, or the burdens they bear. These are just a few statistics:
- About 770 million people live on less than $1.90 a day.
- More than 3 billion people – nearly have of the world’s population – live on less than $2.50 a day.
- At least 80% of people in the world live on less than $10 a day.
Many of these people suffer from malnutrition, disease, bonded labor, human trafficking, and cultural discrimination.
The issue, as the GFA special report explains, is how to help those who, because of their extreme poverty, are often prevented from enjoying the rights the United Nations has described as “universal.”
GFA believes that real transformation must take place at the local level. This approach echoes the words of former First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, who said,
“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places . . . so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere.”
Child Labor Rises During COVID Pandemic
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What Does It Take to Aid Over 1.8 Billion People?
WILLS POINT, TX – Is it even possible to comprehend over 1.8 billion people? Where would you even find that many people? It is nearly impossible for our minds to grasp that many people in South Asia, but India would be a good place to start. For those who have not been to India, these… Continue reading What Does It Take to Aid Over 1.8 Billion People?
Feed My Starving Children
COON RAPIDS, MN – When I saw a headline in The Christian Post that 5,000 people from a church in New Jersey would spend December 6 & 7 packing one million meals for an annual Christmas Outreach, I had to reread it. As I was doing my usual fact-checking, I noticed that The Parsippany Patch… Continue reading Feed My Starving Children
Villagers Trade Plastic Waste for Food & Schooling
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Sustainable Development Goals Progress: How Is South Asia Doing?
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7 Myths About Child Sponsorship — Noel Yeatts | NewsMax
Noel Yeatts, President of World Help, an international, Christian humanitarian organization serving the needs of the impoverished around the world, discusses the myths people mistakenly believe about child sponsorship. If you were to spend any amount of time with me, you would quickly see that I’m passionate about a number of social justice issues plaguing… Continue reading 7 Myths About Child Sponsorship — Noel Yeatts | NewsMax
Aspiration & Desperation in South Asian Slums
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Child Labor Today: Not Gone, But Forgotten
WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) issues an extensive Special Report on child labor: Millions of Children Trapped between Extreme Poverty and the Profits of Others In a report written by Lee Tucker, a consultant to Human Rights Watch, about the problem of bonded labor in Asia, a young girl shared, “My sister… Continue reading Child Labor Today: Not Gone, But Forgotten
South Asia’s Sad Secret: Indignity & Injustice by Dowry
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Understanding Multidimensional Poverty in South Asia
Poverty. You know it when you see it – but, can you define it? A World Perspective Dictionary.com defines poverty as “the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; the condition of being poor.” It defines “poor” as “having little or no money, goods, or other means of… Continue reading Understanding Multidimensional Poverty in South Asia
World Vision Praised for Malnutrition Project in Jharkhand
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Oxfam Issues Poverty Report Prior to the World Economic Forum
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A Biblical Worldview of Human Rights and Social Justice
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Gospel for Asia Report Addresses the Plight of the Poor Around the Globe and the Oppression They Endure Because of Their Poverty
Gospel for Asia Spotlights Special Report on the 70th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human RightsWILLS POINT, Texas—To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948, Gospel for Asia (GFA) is spotlighting its special report “Seeking Justice and Defending Human Rights Wherever Poverty and Oppression Exist.”… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Report Addresses the Plight of the Poor Around the Globe and the Oppression They Endure Because of Their Poverty
Solutions to Poverty Line Problems of the Poor & Impoverished
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The Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel
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Scandals of Poverty: Seeing the Poor Through Jesus’ Eyes
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Seeking Justice and Defending Human Rights Wherever Poverty and Oppression Exist
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Karnataka First India State to Offer Universal Healthcare
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EU Parliament Grants Pakistan Special Trade Status Despite Human Rights Warnings
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Gospel for Asia Observes World Day of Social Justice
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Tragedy in Mozambique
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IJM and Local Officials Free 15 from Slavery in Chennai
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Church Health Preschoolers Help Mumbai Children
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The Church’s Role in Eradicating Poverty [UPDATE]
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