There aren’t many things we can do to help these people who are strugglle starving 1.5 million of them are children. Africa, Haiti, and Ethiopia have a large number of people suffering from starvation. Haiti has 5.0 million people are facing food shortage, that is 44.5 percent of Haiti’s population. Ethiopia has a much larger amount of people dealing with starvation, 34.0 million which is 40.2 percent of the population. More than 2500 children die each day in Africa.
Extreme poverty is those who can’t even have water, food, housing, and clothing. (Lusted) As for anyone in poverty though, it decreases their lifespan as these people don’t have the money for proper healthcare and nutrition. For one person in the 48 states excluding Hawaii and Alaska, the poverty line is set at $11,770. As you add more people to the family, t... ... middle of paper ... ...onditions in an inner-city or a rural community in the United States” (8). Most of the countries in Africa there are well over 50% of people below their poverty line.
Hunger is a Globlal Problem Hunger is a problem, not only in third world countries, but in the Untied States as well. During the time that the United States experienced one of its longest economic growths, one in every ten households experienced hunger by a lack of food (Nutrition Concepts and Controversies). According to a 1995 national survey 4.1 percent, or 4.2 million, of all United States households experienced hunger (Could There Be Hunger In America? 1). Of the 4.1 percent of these Americans, 300,000 are hungry children.
The number of human beings dying or suffering from hunger, malnourishment, lack of access to clean water, and preventable disease is staggering. Approximately three billion people, nearly half of the world’s population, live on less than $2.50 a day. Over one billion people live in extreme poverty (less than $1.25 a day). 80 percent of the world lives on less than $10 a day. 1.6 billion people live without electricity, nearly one-quarter of the world population.
New HIV infections fell by approximately 20% between 2000 and 2013. In 2014 13.6 million people living with HIV were receiving antiviral therapy globally an increase from just 800,000 in 2003. Over 6.2 million malaria deaths have been averted between 2000 and 2015 primarily of children under- 5 years of age in Sub-Saharan Africa. TB treatment is estimated to have saved 37 million lives from 2000 to 2013. Despite these wide reaching efforts, in 2014 in Sub-Saharan Africa less than 40% of the youth
More than 48 million Americans live in poverty and 15.9 million of those are children. More than one for every seven people currently lives in poverty all across the United States. A full time working parent working for minimum wage earns $14,500 a year and the official poverty line for a family of two children and one parent is $17,568 a year. 20 million children receive free or reduced priced lunches every school day and only half of them get breakfast those days. Only ten percent of those kids have access to food during the summer.
According to Anup Shah, “1 billion children live in poverty (1 in 2 children in the world). 640 million live without adequate shelter, 400 million have no access to safe water, 270 million have no access to health services. 10.6 million died in 2003 before they reached the age of 5 (or roughly 29,000 children per day)” (Shah). Children who have these poor family situations usually will die from hunger or diseases at a young age. Children who live in this type of poor environment do not have the money to go to school.
Around 27-28% of all children in well developed countries are said to be underweight. Based on enrollment data, about 72 million children of primary school age in the developing world were not in school in 2005; 57 per cent of them were girls. And these are regarded as optimistic numbers. Worldwide, 2.2 millions of children die every sin... ... middle of paper ... ...living on a thin line between life and death. This type is an everlasting term in nature, but is not common among the developed world.
In chad, a recorded half of its people are living in poverty. That is the count of the population of Los Angeles and California combined. Most Chadians have no source of clean water or decent food. The State of Chad is actually very poor and is deteriorating as time passes by. Increased infant and child mortality rates raise almost every three to two years.
Poverty is the lack of basic human needs, such as clean water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing and shelter, because of the inability to afford them. Population refers to the growing number of people who require resources, such as food, to live. And priorities, or quality of living, refer to us who live in a First World country and our standards of living compared to the standards of people living in the Third World. Poverty is affecting many people today. About 1.7 billion people live in absolute poverty; before the industrial revolution, poverty had mostly been the norm.