Poverty Links                            

  This page points to links that deal with poverty statistics, child poverty, catholic thought on the issue, catholic organizations, causes of poverty  and the issue of debt relief.

National Center for Children in Poverty -Poverty information for Children in the U.S

Children International Children International, a nonprofit humanitarian organization, strives to help children around the world overcome the burdens of poverty to become healthy, educated, self-sustaining and contributing members of society.

Catholic Charities  Largest Catholic Organization dedicated to serving the poor.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development  is the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the U.S. Catholic bishops. Its mission is to address the root causes of poverty in America. 

Catholic Agency for Overseas Development  International Agency of the Catholic Church

Network Lobby A National Catholic Lobby for economic social justice.

Catholic Relief Services provides  information on emergency relief services and development programs addressing health, human rights, and poverty in countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Catholic Worker Today over 175 Catholic Worker communities remain committed to nonviolence, voluntary poverty, prayer, and hospitality for the homeless, exiled, hungry, and forsaken. Catholic Workers continue to protest injustice, war, racism, and violence of all forms.

Unemployment and Poverty - Causes and Remedies. International convention on unemployment and poverty in English, Italian and French.

Hunger, Poverty and Homelessness A list of related websites

Covenant House   Private Catholic organization that provides food and shelter to the homeless

Institute for Research on Poverty  Research originating from the university of Wisconsin. Contains numerous statistics and definitions for poverty within the U.S..

United Nations Facts and Figures on World Poverty  Great summary of statistics on world poverty and what it would take to solve the problem of poverty.

World Statistics on Poverty from Unicef  Very comprehensive tables that report on births, nutrition, and incomes. 

Comparative Research on Poverty 

Oxfam - Organization providing information and projects to overcome world poverty. Indebt articles on debt relief for nations of the developing world.

World Development Movement - Organation aimed at helping nations overcome problems of poverty especially the need for debt relief.

International Monetary Fund - Factsheet on debt relief.

Victory on Debt Relief - Article delineating some progress in the quest for debt relief.

Article in which the President of the World Bank calls debt relief unrealistic.