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Angola requests the UK to implement new anti-poverty initiatives

Author : Saipriya Iyer | Published Date : 2022-11-11 

Angola requests the UK to implement new anti-poverty initiatives

Angola has reportedly asked the UK to implement an immediate anti-poverty plan to shield its most vulnerable people from the rising cost of living issue.

Several issues were brought up in front of a UN review of the UK's human rights record, including the call from a nation where more than half of its 34 million residents live on less than $2 (£1.75) a day on behalf of citizens of one of the richest countries in the world.

Campaigners claimed that this data proves Britain's deteriorating reputation regarding assisting needy people and that the absence of a complete anti-poverty policy had left people without enough money to eat, and pay their bills and rent.

As per reports, Angola's request comes after the UN's poverty envoy warned the British prime minister, Rishi Sunak, last week that new austerity measures in this month's budget could infringe on the UK's commitments under international human rights law and worsen famine.

According to Dr. Koldo Casla, director of the Human Rights Center Clinic at the University of Essex, the UK has developed an image as a nation that has regressed in its defense of social and economic rights. Dr. Casla added that the UK doesn't take seriously its obligations under international human rights law.

It has been reported that the Trussell Trust has witnessed an 81% increase in the demand for food banks over the last five years. It supplied 2.1 million emergency food boxes from April 2021 to March 2022, an increase of 14%.

A researcher from HRW (Human Rights Watch), Kartik Raj also claimed that the value of benefits has decreased in actual terms, and the ‘two-child limit’ policy has increased child poverty and penalized larger households.

In addition to this, the other problems brought up prior to the assessment included concerns regarding the UK's intention to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda, intentions to rewrite the Human Rights Act of 1998, and the detention of migrants.

Source credit: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/nov/10/angola-uk-poverty-cost-of-living-crisis-un-review

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