Alabama has the Worst Poverty in the Developed World, U.N. Official Says

by Carlos Ballesteros

A pedestrian walks through a neighborhood with run down homes on March 6, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images)

A United Nations official investigating poverty in the U.S. was shocked at the level of environmental degradation in some areas of rural Alabama, saying he had never seen anything like it in the developed world. The tour through Alabama’s rural communities is part of a 2-week investigation by the U.N. on poverty and human rights abuses in the U.S., so far, U.N. investigators have visited cities and towns in California and Alabama, and will soon travel to Puerto Rico, D.C., and West Virginia.

  • World Hunger Education
    Service
    P.O. Box 29015
    Washington, D.C. 20017
  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.

    Error: Access Token is not valid or has expired. Feed will not update.
    This error message is only visible to WordPress admins

    There's an issue with the Instagram Access Token that you are using. Please obtain a new Access Token on the plugin's Settings page.
    If you continue to have an issue with your Access Token then please see this FAQ for more information.