The world should be pulling their resources together because the way the drought is affecting the Eastern Africa’s people is killing them. Reasonable one can not live in conditions where there is minimal food and water. People need to get their basic needs to survive and Eastern Africa is far from the ideal place to do so due to drought. The Eastern Africa people have limited crops which are mostly failing due to lack of water, little cattle herds due to the hot conditions and poor ground to feed on ,while the rest of the world has the resources to provide large-scale relief (Stewart, 2011). This is a big issue because on a global scale we are letting Eastern Africa’s people suffer when there is no need of it.
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. There are lots of countries facing hunger issues in the world. Most of the hungry countries are undeveloped countries and some developing countries. Some of the hungry countries are, D.R. Congo, Somalia, Burundi, Eritrea, Mozambique, Zambia, Haiti, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan.
The inability for people around the world to access food is a growing problem that should not exist today. There are too many countries facing hunger in the world. Most of these countries are undeveloped countries. One of the major reason people endure hunger is because too many people live in poverty. Macionis (2011), states human beings in absolute poverty lack nutrition necessary for health and long term survival (p.251).
However, the drought is only a small factor in the growth of the humanitarian crisis in the country. “South Sudan is the world's most fragile state due to poor government leadership,” Patricia Taft, a camp leader to help people in need, states. Much of South Sudan’s population blame the government for their state of economic depression. This is because of growing conspiracies that the “government has been restricting supplies to the public” (Burke). Food supply in South Sudan is poor to nonexistent in some regions of South Sudan due to riots and protests against the war.
The poverty trap is the cycle of poverty that can begin from a limited diet and progress to birthing a baby that is malnourished. This causes the baby to have slower development and poor performance in school, which leads to a low literacy level and a reduced probability of economic success. This can lead back to a limited diet and poor health. It is almost impossible to get out of the poverty trap, so many, many people live in poverty their whole lives. Natural disasters, such as floods, droughts, tropical storms, tsunamis, and earthquakes, can cause hunger in that they destroy farms, kill livestock and crops, and cause a loss of supplies.
Since the farmers are not able to grow enough food for everyone, the prices of the grown foods are soaring, which is leading to people who could not afford food before and are under or near the poverty line starve ("Hunger, Poverty Rates in Egypt up Sharply over past Three Years”). Starvation is having a direct impact on the health of both the young and adults. The people of Egypt are starving and need emergency help. Egypt’s government needs to take a stand and provide their people with the necessary resources they need to survive or we might have to witness the future of Egypt not being fully developed and not being able live a normal life due to both mental and physical defects (Khatab, Khalid). Egypt did try to resolve the problem with hunger by giving poor families ration cards so families can buy food.
Over one billion people are living in poverty, lacking safe water, housing, food, and the ability to read. There is a high concentration of communities in poverty in Africa; particularly Central Africa. States that are considered in Central Africa are the following: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Republic of Africa, Chad, Equatorial Guinea and the Congo. The majority of these Central African states’ economies are dependent on agriculture. As a result of this dependency, natural disasters, droughts and wars can displace subsistence farmer from their land resulting in poverty becoming even more prevalent and harder to come back from.
These problems received major attention in the global Community. The famine drastically changed people’s lives because of the lack of food and resources and affected Ethiopia to our present day. There were many factors that led to the major catastrophe of famine in Ethiopia in 1984. One of the main contributors was the substandard harvest caused by a devastating lack of rain. In 1983, Tigray and Eritrea suffered from appalling droughts.
The problem is that hungry people are trapped so far into severe poverty. Not having the necessary components to buy food to nourish their body they often become malnourished which cause them to become weaker and often sick. A person's body needs a diet of just about 2,000 calories and if those who can't get any nutrients have a weaker immune system. In addition, diseases are created because food is not being taken in to strengthen the immune system in the body to avoid sickness. The downward spiral continues until someone and their families are
According to research, droughts are now the single most common cause of food shortages in the world. In 2011 World Food Programme states recurrent drought caused crop failures and heavy livestock losses in parts of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.It takes a while for communities like these to fully recover and some cane face up to months or years of hardship. Poverty struck families and children tend to reside in lower, urban areas. This can mean their distance to full service grocery stores are further; they may have limited access to their local food stores due to cost, and the rising cost of grocery store food according to the mt.nokidhungry (2009) childhood hunger chart. The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines Food deserts as parts of