The water is infested with so many diseases that more than 50 percent of African children suffer from water related diseases. Some of the diseases are river blindness, bilharzias, sleeping sickness, guinea worm disease, malaria, cholera, and infant diarrhea. All of these diseases being serious, long-term infections, which kill many people every day. There’s a huge impact poverty has on people all over the globe. Although people try to dismiss it, everywhere you look there are people struggling with poverty and the effects from it.
There are many problems the continent of Africa faces, for example, underdevelopment, AIDS, and a corrupt government. However, one issue that contributes to all these factors and plauges present day Africa is Poverty. Poverty is the state of being extremely poor. One of the poorest country located in Africa is Chad. Chad’s population of 11,227,208 people and an estimated 54 percent of chad’s peoples are living under the Poverty line.
Hunger is spreading in Africa including Niger where some 2.9 million people face food shortages. In 1970 sub-Saharan Africa had 18 million malnourished children. By 1997 there were 32 million, according to IFPRI. The global trend, meanwhile, moved in the opposite direction: 203 million hungry children in 1970 down to 166 million in 1997, according to IFPRI report (McLaughlin and Purefoy 1). It is impressive how many children are starving to death in Africa and the percentage just keeps increasing.
Over one billion people are living in poverty, lacking safe water, housing, food, and the ability to read. There is a high concentration of communities in poverty in Africa; particularly Central Africa. States that are considered in Central Africa are the following: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Republic of Africa, Chad, Equatorial Guinea and the Congo. The majority of these Central African states’ economies are dependent on agriculture. 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.
Although there are people living in this state of condition, they are people in the developing countries who live in worst condition. “Poverty is the worst form of violence” Mahatma Gandhi. People in the developing countries are a greater risk of absolute poverty. Billions of people living in developing countries lack access to a clean environment therefore; this leads to diseases and malnutrition. Millions of people die each year from these diseases “ being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody is much greater hunger, A greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat” Mother Teresa.
324). A restavec is forced to develop an “adult complex”, completing chores that would normally be done by an adult, and other lasting psychological and physical effects on a restavec are severe, but perhaps the most severe is the loss of their childhood. Extreme poverty in Haiti creates an opportunity for child slavery. Thousands of Haitian children suffer mental and physical abuse every day because the world continually ignores the issue of restavecs in Haiti. Until the world is able to put forth effort in recognizing the problem of child slavery in Haiti the epidemic of restavecs will continue and thousands of children will
While the lack of basic human necessities affects adults, it however affects the education, health, nutrition and protection of children more. The problem of extreme poverty in Africa has caused many children to be in terrible situations. Because of poverty, many children are exposed to conditions such as malnutrition, child labor, underweight, and diseases. According to UNICEF, “More than 30 per cent of children in developing countries – about 600 million – live on less than $1 a day. Every 3.6 seconds one person dies of starvation.
Zambia today is one of the poorest nations on earth and ranks as 156th out of 174 countries in terms of poverty (Jean Shaoul, 2002). The impact of poverty can be seen by the appalling to social conditions that are found in both rural and urban areas of Zambia. The gravity of situation is that more with more lives are being lost due to hunger, sickness a... ... middle of paper ... ... from debt relief, from outright cancellation debt of called for by jubilee Zambia, will be the availability of funds for rising living standards of the 70% to 80% of the Zambia people who are poor. BIBLIOGRAPHY Jean Shaoul(2002):Poverty and Backwardness made in London and Washington: Zambia. J. T. Milimo, T. Shilito, K. Brock (2000) The Poor Of Zambia Speak, Zambia Social Investment Fund (ZAMSIF).
More than 2500 children die each day in Africa. Many people are starving for many different reasons. Overpopulation is the number one cause of starvation. There are too many people in one area so they cannot feed them all from the lack of food. In developing countries most are struggling economically to provide enough food and jobs.
Congo, Somalia, Burundi, Eritrea, Mozambique, Zambia, Haiti, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan. Most of the hungry countries are located in Africa. Out of all these countries Somalia is hungriest country in Africa, and followed by Haiti in Central America. The main reason why there are lots of hunger crisis in Somalia is because of the natural resources were destroyed by the civil war. Another reason is numerous amounts of drought and flooding.