povertytwoThe International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, IDEP, 17th October 2020 provides opportunity for concerted efforts by and for people living in poverty, to act on ways to overcome it. It is a day dedicated for individual and collective action, by all communities.

This year, IDEP carries the theme, “Acting Together To Achieve Social And Environmental Justice For All”. 

The IDEP 2020 comes at time when then global landscape is experiencing massive disruptions that are further exacerbating child poverty, at an accelerated rate. These include widespread economic recession, prolonged conflicts, the adverse effects of climate change, and natural disasters such as floods, draught and famine.