Asia poverty - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Asia poverty


Perfect storm: Coronavirus imperils Asia's sprawling slums

Mar 19, 2020 - 2:22 PM

The deadly coronavirus pandemic looms over hundreds of millions packed into Asia's massive slums, where staying clean is nearly impossible and people have to leave their homes daily to survive

Families live in concrete pipes used as makeshift dwellings along a street in Manila on March 22, 2016.  Roughly one quarter of the nation's 100 million people live in poverty, which is defined as surviving on about one US dollar a day, according to government data. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Southeast Asia's poorest mostly Filipinos, Indonesians – ASEAN report

Nov 19, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The report notes, however, that extreme poverty in the region dropped to 7% as of 2013 from a high of 17% in 2005

A man living under the Estero de Vitas bridge washes clothes at his home in Tondo in Manila on July 16, 2017. The Philippine economy has sustained one of the fastest growth rates in Asia, official data showed on May 18, 2017 which analysts said signalled strong economic leadership from President Rodrigo Duterte even as he wages a deadly drug war. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

UN: PH, Indonesia hardest hit by disasters in past decade

Dec 19, 2014 - 10:44 AM

The Philippines and Indonesia record a total of 527 incidences and 354 293 disaster related deaths between 2004 and 2013

DISASTER-PRONE. Filipino residents wade on floodwater in Borongan City, Samar island, Philippines, December 7 2014. Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power and flattened houses as it pummeled the eastern and central Philippines overnight, leaving millions of people in darkness amid heavy rains and howling winds, officials said. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Rappler Newscast | July 25, 2013

Jul 25, 2013 - 8:49 PM

Photos show Napoles parties with lawmakers Aquino gets “barely passing” grade in poverty reduction Montejo projects 99 connectivity by 2015