We know that there is mass poverty in the developing world but as the gap forever widens between the wealthy and the poor, even in the UK the standard of living for some is below basic.
The royal borough of Windsor in Berkshire would be considered an affluent area with it’s most famouse resident being Elizabeth II, here I came across a man too intoxicated to speak and with all his worldly belongings in a black bin bag beside him. The church provided shelter from the elements and perhaps some comfort, although I am not sure if he was trying to pray even though his gestures seemed that way.
Recently in the news we have seen medical aid taken to communities in the USA unable to afford private health care and recent statistics from UNICEF show that 25% of South Eastern European children live in absolute poverty. Companies are still laying off staff with the highest jobless rate being Latvia with 22.8% and second is Spain at 19.5%