City or village? This is the question asked by even the poorest of the poor, who are eager just to feed their families and send their children to school. Their desire for better life is often the beginning of the journey to the poverty cycle. Yet, more and more people in developing countries are moving to the cities. Urban poverty is the topic of the third issue of bulletin published by People in Need.
With the increasing number of people living in slums, on foreign land in illegal settlements, in poverty, urban poverty is more than a hot topic for development agencies. Experts even see it as one of the most pressing problems in the field of development cooperation.
That is why we have decided to point out this issue. Readers can read about People in Needs work with urban poor in Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Cambodia. Look under the hood of Delhi and meet with local garbage collectors. Furthermore about Cameroon and Colombia, where the port of Buenaventura is the trap for poor.
Bulletins were sent to relevant decision makers, i.e. members of Czech national Parliament and Czech representatives in European Parliament, Ministries' officials and key development experts, scholars and NGO representatives.