More and more children in the UK now live in households with incomes below the poverty level. Since 2014, numbers have grown dramatically. Many families are getting into debt trying to pay their rent and have to visit food banks to get by.
German food banks are increasingly overstretched as demand rises. The number of pantries rose sharply after the Hartz IV reductions to unemployment benefit plans were implemented in 2005.
The government of Argentina denied that it was facing economic failure after the peso fell for three straight days. Investors appear unconvinced that President Mauricio Macri can alleviate the country's economic woes.
As Greece flounders under debt and austerity, green-fingered activists are overtaking unused spaces to feed those in need - and build a more sustainable future.
Oxfam's latest report on wealth inequality describes how a wealthy elite accumulates vast fortunes while the poorest go without. But the charity has been criticized as offering a too simplistic view of the imbalances.
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