As the world Marks International Poverty Eradication Day 2021, we in the National Council of NGOs and our NGOs across Kenya join the various Stakeholders both local, National and international levels to mark this important day as we celebrate every effort being made by the various stakeholders to ERADICATE POVERTY.
We as the Council call on stakeholders to enhance the innovative ways to eradicate poverty in our communities.
This International Day For Eradication Of Poverty 2021 with the theme, Significance, History And All You Need To Know, this day for poverty Eradication presents an opportunity to acknowledge the effort and struggle of people living in poverty, a chance for them to make their concerns heard,and a moment to recognize that poor people are the first ones to fight against poverty we take this opportunity to celebrate local and international Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs) and the various stakeholders in Kenya doing every effort to help communities eradicate poverty and improve their living standards
A World Bank report published by the United Nations states that around 88 to 115 million people have been pushed towards poverty with the majority being from South Asian and Sub-Saharan regions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This number is believed to have increased, ranging between 143 and 163 million.
These figures are an add up to the existing 1.3 billion people who have been living under poverty before the pandemic. Building forward implies that not only is it ensured that no one is left behind but encouraging people to be an active participant in the decision-making process.
Building forward means that all those structures of discrimination that pushes people off the edge are dismantled, relationship with nature is redefined a such is a system is built which gives importance to those moral and legal framework which ensure human dignity. We urge the Government to deal with insecurity that has been the cause of poverty in conflict front areas of our country, the government should ensure peace prevails in our communities for people to for their daily bread without any disturbance. Peace is paramount as we fight poverty in our country and the world.
Stephen K. Cheboi-CHAIRMAN -THE NGO COUNCIL OF KENYA
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