Welcome To DRH Holsted

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Join Us In Fighting Poverty!

According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.”

The State of the World’s Children report that almost 1 billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names.

If human development is about enlarging choices, poverty means that the opportunities and choices most basic to human development are denied. Thus a person is not free to lead a long, healthy, and creative life and is denied access to a decent standard of living, freedom, dignity, self-respect and the respect of others. From a human development perspective, poverty means more than the lack of what is necessary for material well-being.

The 2011 Human Development Report argues that the urgent global challenges of sustainability and equality must be addressed together.  Past reports have shown that living standards in most countries have been rising for several decades.  Yet the 2011 Report projects a disturbing reversal of those trends if environmental deterioration and social inequalities continue to intensify.

Action and solidarity is a must – join us in making change in the world.