Wellbeing of the poor has deteriorated over past 15 years, Cafod says. Research from four countries reveals the worst situations of poverty are caused by a complex web of old and new issues including gender inequality, rapid changes in crop prices, and environmental degradation.

by Mark Tran

The wellbeing of many poor people has deteriorated over the past 15 years as a result of factors beyond their control such as environmental degradation, rapid changes in crop prices and economic crises, says a report from the Catholic aid agency Cafod.