These areas include Somalia, southern Ethiopia, and northern Kenya. People occupations, social structure, and individual daily life before the drought : Living standards before the drought were poor. Since 1984 at least sixty major food crisis occurred in E... ... middle of paper ... ...years ago and this statistic shows more people are living past the age of two, but are still in terrible conditions (Pflanz, 2011). Somali Dadaab has the worlds largest refugee camp in the world, and many are trying to move out of the location because there is no room for them (Stewart, 2011). Drought left hardship for all three regions and the impact is large-scale.
8. “Portrait of Hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Gallup. http://www.gallup.com/poll/107437/portrait-hunger-subsaharan-africa.aspxhttp://www.gallup.com/poll/107437/portrait-hunger-subsaharan-africa.aspx. 9. Africana the Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, s.v.
Because of this, they are unable to afford their children’s education, food or water. Fortunately, the government of Guatemala and the World Food Program offers families food in exchange for their share of work on community projects (xxv). Some areas are also vulnerable to disasters such as hurricanes and floods that can ruin their yearly income in a matter of minutes (xxiv). Due to the nation’s economic crisis, the government has no choice but to reduce foreign investments and take away their citizens’ access to credit as well as lessen the budget for seeds and fertilizers (xxiv). The Government of Guatemala launched the “Mi Comidita”, a food supplement program, in 2014 to focus on eradicating child malnutrition (xxvi).
Famine Prevention Famine is a crisis where starvation from too little food results in the sharp increase of distress and death one place. Developing countries whose food production is dependent on rain fed agriculture suffer greatly. Climate related problems such as low rainfall, drought as well as insects and vermin do have a devastating affect on crops and livelihood but there are many other factors at work. To enable the prevention of famines, the causes must be addressed; whether famines will be eradicated from the modern world will take the determination of all people those directly affected and those who are not. Amartya Sen takes the stand that famines are not the result of a country's inability to grow food but from poverty, meaning famine is a product of poverty.
One reason that they die so young is because of the lack of food. The availability of the food is minimal. Oxfam International states, “The drought has killed off the pastoralists’ prime livestock assets (up to 90% animal mortality in some areas), slashing further their purchasing power.” ("Famine in Somalia: causes and solutions") Somalia ‘s access to its food is limited because the people of Somalia cannot feed their animals. The people of Somalia also cannot trade for food, because dead... ... middle of paper ... ...lance of trade and consistent revenue. The UN can help these countries build their economies if they can improve their trade.
Many people apply yearly for assistance, but get turned away because their case is insufficient, or there is simply not enough room to accommodate them. According to an article, states that since Food Stamps are running out of funds and people are turning to food banks for support (Food Assistance Becoming the "New Normal). Food banks are designed for extreme measures such a natural disaster, extreme weather conditions, and the homeless. Because food is in short supply, our National government should create and endorse a New Food Stamp Reform Bill; because some individuals who are receiving the benefits that are allotted to them are committing fraud. Hard working Americans who make below the poverty line are denied every day for assistance because abusers are finding new creative ways to deceive the system.
Most of their natural resources were destroyed by hurricanes, floods, and tropical storms. An additional reason why Haiti is hungry is because they have weak government. Bibliography United Nations World Food Program (WFP), Oxfam, UNICEF. “Hunger and World Poverty” January 2007. < http://www.poverty.com/>.
Also, women who during pregnancy do not take antimalarial drugs to help prevent the disease. Many people... ... middle of paper ... ...h factors are being greatly risked because of the lack of food as well as the lack of medical equipment and treatment. Kenya, Africa is in serious poverty crisis and has severe health risks that could soon become something that they cannot overcome in future years. Works Cited “Our Africa: Poverty and Health Care”. February 10, 2014.
Macionis (2011), states human beings in absolute poverty lack nutrition necessary for health and long term survival (p.251). People living in poverty are more likely to lack the proper nutritional foods and become severely malnourished. This unfortunately will lead to the death of many people, sadly. The amount of families living under poverty levels are subjected to an insufficient amount of food and water in order to sustain them so they have the ability to live a healthy long life.
Moreover, they are left to their fate. This is why “1 billion children living in poverty (1 in 2 children in the world), 40 million live without adequate shelter, and 400 million have no access to safe water”( “World Poverty and Hunger”). Children in most developing countries are victims to greediness and poor decision making by government officials. The people in power go to farmlands in rural areas, where poor families feed from, and they destroy those lands, for their selfish interests. Poor people, especially those in developing countries depend on their environm... ... middle of paper ... ...onmental sustainability but will also save on costs of having to acquire other resources.