In developing countries most are struggling economically to provide enough food and jobs. Those who are not employed is the majority of the people with families that are suffering from hunger. The short term consequences of starvation are terrible. More and more people are dying from this each day. In this year we are expected to lose 7,615,360 people from hunger.
Extreme poverty has been cut by more than half since 1990, however, more than 800 million people around the world still live on less than $1.25 a day. Poverty includes the lack of basic services: hunger, education, and social discrimination and exclusion. Creating comprehensive policy frameworks at the national and international levels based on stimulating economic growth for the poor and gender-sensitive development strategies, can support faster investment decisions as well as poverty eradication actions. Nearly 3.1 million under the age of 5 die yearly due to poor nutrition. Worldwide, 1 in 9 people are malnourished.
Every day there are people struggling to find food, clothing and shelter. This problem in society has various effects on different government institutions (Rasheed, 2013). The federal government measures poverty by the numbers (Rasheed, 2013). “In 2007, the federal “poverty line” was set at $16,530 for a family of three and $21,203 for a family of four (USCB) (Rasheed, 2013).” If a family makes less money a year than they can live on they are officially classified as poor (Rasheed, 2013). “According to the Census Bureau, about 12.3 percent of all Americans were living in poverty in 2006 (Rasheed, 2013).” That means there are 36 million people at or below poverty level in the United States (Rasheed, 2013).
“Homicide rates come in at around 10-14 per 100,000 people…” (Jackson 3). This rate is around four times the homicide rate in America. Not only does their lack of food drive them out, but the fact that they have a chance, though small, to be killed. In contrast, MENA’s poverty comes from inequality between groups of people with the main two being males and females. Inequality will raise unemployment rate since there are less people working.
Between now and tomorrow morning, UNICEF estimates that 22,000 children will die each day due to poverty. The day after tomorrow, 22,000 more children will die, as well as the next day and each subsequent day henceforth throughout 2013. Two million children die from preventable diseases such as pneumonia and diarrhea because they cannot afford or do not have access to proper healthcare services. 19 million children around the world remain unvaccinated. The number of human beings dying or suffering from hunger, malnourishment, lack of access to clean water, and preventable disease is staggering.
Also, poor nutrition causes almost half of the mortalities in children under five. Three million children each year die because of poor nutrition. It is estimated that every ten seconds a child dies due to hunger related diseases. Global perspective Poverty is one of the major factors of hunger. Until now, there are many little children and parents suffering from poverty.
Also, forty-four percent of children under age five are underweight (“Superpower?”). In addition, eighty percent of children do not receive enough vitamins necessary for survival and seventy percent are anemic, a form of iron deficiency caused by chronic hunger (Sinha). In Uttar Pradesh, a heavily populated state in northern India, “children have resorted to eating mud,” and when the news spread, officials delivered food and “told the villagers to keep quiet” ( Chamberlain). The large number of malnourished children leads to several hunger-related deaths. Malnutrition results in half of all child deaths in India (Sinha).
“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread” – Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist World hunger is one of the biggest problems faced in this world today. About 24,000 people die every day, and most of these deaths are faced by children under five. Even though there is a lot of food in the world, some people in the world can’t access these foods because of poverty. About 1/10 of the world population suffer from chronic hunger every year. Because of the hunger problem, the majority of people suffer from blindness, anemia, malnutrition related problems and other diseases because they are not getting enough diet.
Of the 4.1 percent of these Americans, 300,000 are hungry children. In September 1997 the United States Census Bureau released data that indicated that 36.5 million Americans, or 13.7% of the American population, had lived in poverty in 1996 (Could There Be Hunger In America). Often families that live in poverty are also families that live with hunger. Living at or below the poverty line puts a strain on the family's food purchasing power. Often money that should be spent on purchasing food is used to pay rent or utility bills.
Globalization: Effective Ways for Individuals to Contribute to Solving World Hunger Problems Millions of people die each year, all over the world because of hunger and disease, many of whom are children (Global issues, 2010). Millions of other people suffer because of hunger, many of whom are in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. However, there are several thousand tones of food that is wasted every year. This occurs when people through away food, during harvest, during storage and when crop is destroyed by pests, insects, diseases and animals. Food wastage in the poor countries is due to lack of technology and infrastructure and result to as much as quarter of harvest getting lost (Global issues, 2010).