In a bid to improve the welfare of the poor and most vulnerable, the government has reinforced the National Social Protection Council (NSPC) with the creation of a Social Assistance Sub-Committee (SASC). As per Sub-Decree No 244 –...

Nearly a year after a tragic fire, mothers in Kazakhstan continue to stage protests against insufficient government support. On Monday, dozens of women reportedly rallied in Nur-Sultan calling for increased social benefits....

INTERVIEW: Dr. Kushel is an internist at the University of California, San Francisco. She started specializing in low-income populations shortly after graduating from the Yale School of Medicine, and has spent two decades...

OPINION: For months last year, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue defended three proposed rule changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that will remove an estimated 3.7 million recipients from the program....

Citing the need to reverse Armenia’s falling birthrate, the government approved on Thursday sharp increases in child benefits which will come into force in July. In particular, parents will receive a one-off payment of 300,000 drams...

BLOG: Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro ordered the eleventh minimum wage hike in 24 months yesterday, boosting the basic salary by 67% to 250,000 bolivars ($3.61) plus a 200,000 “food bonus” as the country struggles to deal with...

After two years of consultations and weeks of union-led strikes the French government has finally published its pension reform bill. Here's a look at some of the main points in it including the controversial "pivot age" of 64. The...

The number of seniors at risk of poverty has risen by one-third since 2010, new data from Germany’s Statistical Office has revealed. According to these figures, almost every fifth pensioner in Germany – or 3.2 million...

Micronutrients have a profound impact on health as they are essential for a high quality diet. Since nutrition is determined by the socioeconomic status of an individual, it is considered to be a multi-sectoral issue requiring...

Under the Trump administration, protections for migrant and asylum-seeking families have been systematically eroded. The administration's 2018 "zero tolerance" policy, in which thousands of children were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico...

As homelessness in California swells, Gov. Gavin Newsom is asking state lawmakers to funnel $1.4 billion into programs designed to alleviate the crisis. He unveiled a budget Friday that would build on last year’s billion-dollar...

Zambia is facing an unprecedented food crisis. More than 2.4 million people are affected and at least 430,000 people are experiencing severe food insecurity described as just one level below famine. Families are surviving by...