Poverty In The Hunger Project

explanatory Essay
612 words
612 words

Muhammad Yunus, a civil society leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, once said, “Once poverty is gone, we’ll need to build museums to display its horrors to future generations. They’ll wonder why poverty continued so long in human society — how a few people could live in luxury while billions dwelt in misery, deprivation and despair.” Hunger can be defined as the physical state of desiring food. Hunger may ultimately lead to malnutrition, where one is unable to eat sufficiently enough to meet basic nutritional needs. According to the World Food Programme (2014), hunger and malnutrition are in fact the number one risk to health worldwide — even greater than the combination of AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. There are over 842 million undernourished people who are suffering from hunger and malnutrition worldwide, everyday. That means that one in eight people do not receive enough food to be healthy and lead active lives (World Food Programme, 2014). Fortunately, hunger and malnutrition are easily solvable, though everyone must work together to permanently bring an end to it.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that hunger and malnutrition are the number one risk to health worldwide, even greater than the combination of aids, malaria and tuberculosis.
  • Explains that 98% of all those suffering live in developing countries. the most at risk groups are farmers, children, and women.
  • Explains that hunger can be caused by poverty trap, lack of investment in agriculture, climate and weather, war and displacement, unstable markets, and food wastage.

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