Poverty Links

Department for International Development
www.dfid.gov.uk
Works on the reduction of poverty worldwide.

Greater Minnesota Housing Fund 
www.gmhf.com/portraits/
This link will connect you to a brief film and radio commentary about people living in Greater Minnesota. Here you will see images and learn about the people who are living in poverty.

Kids Can Make a Difference 
www.kidscanmakeadifference.org
Helps students understand and respond to hunger and poverty issues at home.  Has hunger facts, a quiz, and action tips. Contains an innovative teacher guide with 25 lessons for grades 7-12, focusing on the root causes of poverty.

NetAid
www.mercycorps.org  
Educates and empowers young people to fight global poverty with information on the root causes of poverty and ways to help end it.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development 
http://www.oecd.org/
Contains information and statistics about the 29 OECD countries.

The One Campaign 
www.one.org
Part of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty, the world's largest anti-poverty movement.  Has great action ideas.

Oxfam International 
www.oxfam.org
Addresses the structural causes of poverty and injustice.

The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign 
www.economichumanrights.org
A U.S. human rights movement aimed at promoting and upholding economic human rights in the U.S.

The Poverty Project 
www.reachandteach.com
Ready-to-use social justice curriculum for young people to research and experience the issues of poverty. Detailed lesson plans and 34 reproducible handouts.  

Read to Feed 
www.readtofeed.org 
Interactive games, curriculum, and classroom activities on global issues and solutions to poverty.

RESULTS 
www.action.org
Background information on poverty in the U.S. and the world, as well as action tips.

United Nations Human Development Index 
http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics
The Human Development Report is a great resource for comparing deprivation and poverty worldwide.

UNDP 
http://www.undp.org/poverty
An excellent guide on how relief agencies and governments are trying to solve complicated poverty problems.

UNESCO 
www.unesco.org/webworld/netaid
Information about UNESCO's development strategies for alleviating poverty.

UNICEF 
www.unicef.org
Works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection. 

The World Bank 
http://blogs.worldbank.org/youthink/
Blogs by and for students that explain the intertwined causes of poverty.

Youth United For Global Action and Awareness 
www.planusa.org/action/foryouth.php
Has a toolkit to Help Stop Child Poverty.  Great for youth interested in learning more about global issues affecting children and youth and what they can do to stop child poverty.