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Independent Learning Wealth and poverty Causes of Poverty Poverty in this sense may be understood as a condition in which a person or community is deprived of, and or lacks the essentials for a minimum standard of well-being and life. The main causes of poverty are wars, debt, natural disasters and cash crops. The war themselves do not cause poverty but the effects do. Wars destroy crops which can sometimes be peoples incomes and main source of food. This leads to famine which can not be treated because many of the hospitals have been ruined and destroyed so disease spread easily. Many homes are destroyed leaving people without shelter and food. This can also affect their jobs. This leads to a rise in crime with people trying to support themselves and their families. Many schools are ruined so children are unable to be educated. Wars also force many people to leave their homes and country to take take refuge in safer countries. Debt is also a main cause of poverty. Most LEDC's (less economical developed countries) have to borrow a lot of money from the banks of developing countries to survive and develop. ...read more.

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Catholics should try to relieve world poverty by we are all brothers and sisters in Gods eyes so we should try our best to help each other. Catholics can do this by helping to drop the debt and to help organisation like CAFOD which send aid to third world countries. CAFOD The Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD), previously known as the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development, is a United Kingdom-based international aid agency working to alleviate poverty and suffering in developing countries. It is funded by the Catholic community in England and Wales, the UK government and the general public by donations. Cafods main aim for its long term aid is education. They beilieve this is the main component to breaking the poverty cycle and by helping the next generation. "give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a life." CAFOD work with and use local christian organizations in each country to find out what the best solution is in each country. they work along side people over many years to help bring about a lasting change.A good example of long-term aid is support for health programmes, such as eradicating malaria or other diseases. ...read more.

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"World poverty is caused by selfishness" This question looks at whether world poverty is caused by humans and their selfishness, greed, jealousy, power as opposed to their being other such factors such as natural disasters which are outside of man's control. Some people believe this because man can change poverty and end it. But they choose not to because it would lose them money and take effort. They could end poverty by dropping the debt, it would take a long time for third world countries to become developed but with help it could happen. Richer countries choose not to help with poverty by not having fair trading laws. Trade barriers are designed to ensure that the rich countries remain rich whilst the poor suffer. This show how selfish rich countries are. Also richer countries keep most of the resources for them selves, 20% of the worlds population has 80% of the worlds resources. Without man helping to change poverty nothing will ever change. If they drop the debt then people would be able to help them elves by building better homes, growing more crops and getting a better education. Eve if a natural disaster did hit they would be able to recover. And if man would be able to help each other in trouble it would stop people going into poverty. Chloe O'Leary ...read more.

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