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. The drought in Eastern Africa is causing many conflicts and death due to lack of food and water. Meaning of Drought “For most of the history of our species we were helpless to understand how nature works. We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally. We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature (Druyan).” According to Fox, Drought came also be seen as a slow- motion train wreck.
Egypt Persuasive Essay Egypt is unstable as of now due to their recent revolution and dethronement of their president. They are having problems reestablishing their government and stabilizing daily life. One of their main problems is hunger. About 26.3% of Egypt’s population is below the poverty line, so they can’t afford the food that is necessary to grow and develop or remain healthy ("Egypt's Poverty Rate Rises to 26%”). Egypt is importing less food which is putting more pressure on farmers, and farmers are not being given the resources needed to make up for decrease in imports.
The causes of food shortages in these countries are various. The country may lack money for the necessary imports of food which it cannot produce itself. Sometimes the food that can be grown is destroyed by pests or long droughts. Above all, developing nations cannot recover from a bad year because they have no real resources to cover a natural disaster. Furthermore, famine in Sudan, results in two main diseases which afflict many people when hunger is a severe problem.
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. Also with a history of dependency on farming there tends to be the trend of education not being a primary focus for the youth which is another factor into the stagnant poverty trend in Central Africa. Some of the prominent states that are consumed with poverty are Rwanda, Chad, and Democratic Republic of Congo. Rwanda is a landlocked, resource-poor country. The population is about 9.7 million, and 87 per cent of Rwandans live in rural areas.
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.
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/>.
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).
In August of 1992, President George Bush Sr. sent US soldiers into Somalia to provide humanitarian relief to those Somalis suffering from starvation. The major problems in Somalia started when President Mohammed Siad Barre was overthrown by a coalition of opposing clans. Although there were several opposing groups, the prominent one was led by Mohammed Farah Aidid. Following the overthrow of Barre, a massive power struggle ensued. These small scale civil wars led to the destruction of the agriculture in Somalia, which in turn led to the deprivation of food in large parts of the country.
Reasons for lack of development and global inequality is due to the many wars that have taken place in places like Sudan in Africa which has killed 4 million southerners, many fled the country for better living standards as most of them were starved and malnourished as they could not earn enough money to feed themselves or buy crops. There are many other similar stories of civil wars in Africa. This is because in the 19th Century the European empires split Africa into pieces meaning that tribes were split up, causing civil wars with opposing tribes. The countries also had another problem, the dominant tribe in a country would oppress the weaker tribes in the country. Also many countries have fought wars because of political differences, and corruption within the country.
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.