Cambodia unfortunately, has the highest infant and under-five child mortality rate in the region, at 97 and 141 per 1,000 live births, with malnutrition being one of them (Unicef, 2003). Poverty as well, is really high in this country and many people are only surviving on less than one dollar a day. Therefore, it is important that we address this problem by focusing on creating better access to food and providing nutritious food at a lower price, having schools educate on a well-balanced healthy diet, and enhancing breastfeeding, sanitation and hygiene practices. Cambodia is a developing low income country that has a population of 14.86 million and a GDP of $14.04 billion. Cambodia has gone through an economic growth in the last decade lowering the poverty rate to 20.5 percent.
A family of four's annual income must be lower than 23,000 to reach child poverty. (http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/state-of-americas-children/documents/2014-SOAC_child-poverty.pdf(). Children in single parent homes were four times more likely to be poor than children in two adult families. Almost 70 percent of all children live with two parents.(http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/data/state-data.) The south has the highest child poverty rate with 1 in 4 children compared to 1 in 5 children in the rest of the country.
In 2007, around 70% of the population lived under the poverty line, states the United States Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook. Many children are dying because of diseases. They have so little money and have health care facilities that are in substantial, that lead to the children with the diseases unable to be cured or treated. According to World Bank (2008) World Development Indicators 2008, CD-ROM, Nigeria’s infant mortality rate has not drastically changed and its 2005 infant mortality rate is about the same as todays. (Poverty in Nigeria: Some Dimensions and Contributing Factors) Unemploy... ... middle of paper ... ...on that can be taken place is sending some teachers that were willing to go to Nigeria and having them teach the Nigerians, so that their education rates increase.
The four most populated states, California, Texas, Florida, and New York all saw increases in the percentage of children living in poverty. About one out of every three children lived in poverty in these states (msnbc.msn.com, 2011). Poverty is not a problem of just the populous areas. It is also found in the rural areas. Almost 20% of students in the U.S. attend rural schools with poverty levels that mirror the urban areas (Lockette, 2010).
We all know Canada as a caring and generous nation. It is one of the wealthiest nations in the world and has a very high standard of living (the fourth highest in the world). Unfortunately, there is a side of Canada that is hidden from the majority of the world, and it is scar for those who know about it. In the fall of 1989, the House of Commons passed a resolution stating that “This House seeks to achieve the goal of eliminating poverty among Canadian children by the year 2000.” It is now 2009, more than two decades after the plan was proposed, and almost a decade after the 2000 deadline. However, this problem has only been getting worse.
In 2010, sub-saharan Africa had the highest incidence rates of child labour, with several African nations witnessing over 50 percent of children aged 5–14 working.  Worldwide agriculture is the largest employer of child labour.  Vast majority of child labour is found in rural settings and informal urban economy; children are predominantly employed by their parents, rather than factories.  Poverty and lack of schools are considered as the primary cause of child labour. [ In creating nations, with high destitution and poor tutoring opportunities, kid work is still common.
Industrial production growth has averaged more than 6% over the last 5 years. The export sector has been the engine of industrial growth, with ready-made garments leading the way, having grown at an average of 30% over the last 5 years. Primary products constitute less than 10 percent of the country`s exports; the bulk of exports are manufactured/processed products, ready-made garments and knit wears in particular. Bangladesh, least developed country, largely an agrarian economy with around 24 million acres of cultivation land employing about 14.5 million cultivators. Manufacturing industries have grown around Dhaka and Chittagong based on agriculture input of jute, cotton, chemical and gas based industries.
Introduced in the HDR in 2010, the multidimensional poverty indicator consists of factors such as poor people’s experience of deprivation, including poor health, lack of education, inadequate living standard, lack of income, disempowerment, and poor work quality. The report shows there has also been some improvement in the income Gini-coefficient. Nepal’s income Gini-coefficient in the latest report is 32.8. It was 47.3 two years ago. The HDR 2013 states that child labor is relatively high in Nepal, where more than a third of children in the age group 5-14 are economically
Some 61 percent poor families are forced to arrange loan after road death in comparison to 34 percent non-poor. Among the children being killed and permanently disabled inroad accidents, the majority are from the poor families. (Hoque, MM). A recent study (published in 2004) on disability in Bangladesh reveals that 10 percent of the population are disable, of which 15 percent is caused due to accidents (Quazi M.)According to Bangladesh Health and Injury Survey (2005) report8, RTA is the second leading cause of fatal injury and the sixth leading cause of death in children 1-17 years. Also road collision is 4th leading cause of permanent disability for children in Bangladesh accounting for a... ... middle of paper ... ... control this man-made epidemic by implementing strategic programs that will effectively address such a major growing issue of road traffic accidents and injuries.
Kenya evidently faces a serious problem of the majority of its people living in poverty as the country is ranked sixth among top 10 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa on the extreme poverty index [Karanja, 2015]. According to research, around half of the population earn less than $1 US each day (the annual GDP per capita is around $360 US) [SoftKenya, 2017]. In 1992, approximately 9 million rural Kenyans were living below the poverty line while in the urban centers, only about a third of the population is affected [SoftKenya, 2017]. As such, this essay will focus on the problem of poverty, notably, in rural areas of