In developing countries most are struggling economically to provide enough food and jobs. Those who are not employed is the majority of the people with families that are suffering from hunger. The short term consequences of starvation are terrible. More and more people are dying from this each day. In this year we are expected to lose 7,615,360 people from hunger.
Poor people spend greater portion of their budgets on food as a result, poor house hold can be particularly vulnerable to increase in food prices. Threats of the supply of food may also be cause drought and crises “there is always more misery among the lower class than the upper class” Victor Hugo. Research has... ... middle of paper ... ..., leading to losses from a leak annually that is enough for 200 million people. This also leads to a lack of incentive to invest in expanding the network, resulting in much of the poor population being unconnected to the network. Instead, the poor buy water from water vendors for, on average, about five to 16 times the metered price.
Also, forty-four percent of children under age five are underweight (“Superpower?”). In addition, eighty percent of children do not receive enough vitamins necessary for survival and seventy percent are anemic, a form of iron deficiency caused by chronic hunger (Sinha). In Uttar Pradesh, a heavily populated state in northern India, “children have resorted to eating mud,” and when the news spread, officials delivered food and “told the villagers to keep quiet” ( Chamberlain). The large number of malnourished children leads to several hunger-related deaths. Malnutrition results in half of all child deaths in India (Sinha).
These statistics are slightly higher in rural as oppose... ... middle of paper ... ...line were ruined. Transportation costs are very high which seriously hampers small producers’ access to markets. At the height of the conflict, about one third of the country's people were displaced. The chronic financial crisis became severe and the economy was close to collapsing. Poverty became deeper in the rural areas of the Congo where poor people are now powerless, vulnerable and isolated.
Malnourishment was not the only issue the deficient harvest brought. It also led to a huge increase in poverty. 75% of the population depended on farming as an occupation (The Ethiopian Crisis). When agriculturalists lost their emolument from a regular intake of grain, they were forced to “sell off their livestock and, in some cases, materials that were used to build their homes” (Mesele Adhena). The Ethiopian government of that time played a huge role in creating the largest scarcity of food in Ethiopia’s hi... ... middle of paper ... .../>.
The majority of starving people live in developing countries, mainly located in Asia, the Pacific, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Starvation is also mostly found in low-income, rural areas. However, hunger has been on the rise in urban areas as well (“Frequently” 2). One of the major causes of world hunger is the significant lack of food security, or the ability of people to have access to healthy, nutritional food at all times, in many areas of the world (Marsh, Alagona 254). 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).
Most of them are among children, elders, and hard working adults. about one in eight people are malnourished and this number will soon grow. There are many causes of starvation such as poverty, lack of agriculture, economic difficulties, or warfare. In developed countries, such as the United States, poverty is the number one cause of starvation. In other countries, lack of agriculture might be the case.
Poverty is an epidemic which has created a huge dent to human race. More than 50% of the world population lives on less than $2.50 a day. People can’t provide even one proper meal to their children. The income differentials are widening across the globe. What are we doing to reduce this widening?
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).
Because of these increases in population and the low amount of resources available to accommodate these people, hunger is a rapidly increasing problem for the Third World. "The average spending per capita is $660 in a developing country, $13,100 in a developed country, and $19,800 in the United States." "60% of the Third World lives in extreme poverty." "I knew that poverty exists, but it never occurred to me that most of the people in this world live in poverty." (Junior Padma Krishnan) That is the problem with people today, many do not realize what a reality poverty is.