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).
Statistics have shown that poverty is increasing. Millions of people die annually because they lack the resources and food to live a daily life. There exist many programs that offer projects to help or at least to reduce the percentage of poverty, but they lack the financial support. Many people from the middle class are on the borderline of poverty and if the economy does not improve, they will reach poverty. This is very upsetting especially if most of us are middle class.
Currently, there are no real solutions. Poverty is a major Global Issue. Deaths and medical conditions due to poverty are much higher and more deadly than severe diseases such as AIDS, Malaria, and tuberculosis combined. One major condition is hunger. 146 million children are underweight.
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).
The poor are usually more likely to die from infectious diseases because of their lack of health care. People in poverty also have the highest risk of infant mortality. Infant mortality is the risk of death in the 1st year of life. Substandard housing is facilities where people live that have inadequate heating, air conditioning, electricity, or structural durability. Poverty links to substandard housing because people live in crowding, dangerous lead based paint, lack of heat, broken window and locks and collapsing wall and ceiling homes.
So, the food gets transported from other countries the food prices increases every day. Many people in the country are poverty that means that they can’t buy enough food to feed themselves because it is too expensive. The second hungriest country in the world is Haiti. Some problem it faces that leads to hunger is 80 percent of people live in poverty. Most of their natural resources were destroyed by hurricanes, floods, and tropical storms.
Due to this major lack of food security, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) estimated, “that 25,000 people die each day from hunger [, and]… between 1998 and 2000, there were 840 million undernourished people in the world—nearly a sixth of the world’s population,” (“Hunger” 2). Hunger is now a larger health risk than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined, and it has become a serious problem (“Frequently”
Children in the Third World We live in an imperfect world where poverty is a reality. Forty thousand children die per year of starvation. Over 1 billion cities face unemployment and poverty day to day. Three-fourth's of the world's largest poverty population live in the Third World Countries, which includes underdeveloped countries, mainly Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Originally the term "Third World" meant all those not supporting communism and the Western countries.
The United States is known as the wealthiest country in the world. But, there are many people that can't afford to buy food for their families, many are also homeless. “While hunger affects people of all ages, it's particularly devastating for children even short-term episodes of hunger can cause lasting damage. "(“Child Nutrition Programs") Child hunger in the United States is caused by poverty, unemployment, food insecurity, and food shortage; however there are many solutions to this problem like FRAC strategies, food banks, summer feeding programs, and backpack feeding programs. Poverty is one of the main causes of child hunger.
Based on various studies, girls’ lack of education leads to higher adolescent birth rates. This in turn over-burdens an already economically strained community, aggravating the situation. A third cause of poverty is the low wages, verses increasing prices of living supplies. As a result, the middle class is disappearing in most developing countries, and adding up to the poorer population. Millions of people live with hunger because they simply cannot afford to buy food (Jackley).