3.1 million children are dying of hunger. “About 21,000 people die every day of hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations” (Poverty). “There are still an estimated 868 million people who are undernourished and more than 100 million children under age 5 who are ;undernourished and underweight” (Bread). The amount of people hungry is decreasing 37% since 1990, but it needs to end. More jobs need to be created by opening shelters and letting the people that need jobs work there and then get paid., there need to be more food shelters and the government needs to make healthier food easier to access to
The price of food has also gone up and people are finding it hard to buy healthy certified food. The UAE consumes a huge amount of food and it is having a negative effect on the environment. The Arab countries in general are increasing their food budget as they have to import more and more healthy food. Apart from the diseases and malnutrition, the unhealthy food has caused some medical conditions that are hard to address such as obesity. It has been found through research that obesity is also related to food insecurity in the region.
Severe deprivation of food, leads to the utilization of all the bodies energy reserves, leading to malnutrition and other vitamin- mineral deficiency diseases .Eventually you die. It’s as simple as that, you eat food - you live, you don’t eat food – you die. www.worldhunger.org defines hunger as the want or scarcity of food in the country. Unfortunately this world is not a fair place. You need resources’ to grow food and sadly there is a rather unfair distribution of resources’ around the world.
It can also effect people's outlook on life and on people in a major way. People who are denied food can start to hate life and everyone around them. There's also two instincts in life that will always kick in when your hungry: The survival instinct which is to survive no matter what the situation is and the instinct to provide food for your family. I am not a father myself, ... ... middle of paper ... ...itary force and start trying to live like Jesus would want us to and help our fellow brothers in Christ. Due to many self-centered greedy people, we have fellow humans starving to death.
Natural disasters, such as floods, droughts, tropical storms, tsunamis, and earthquakes, can cause hunger in that they destroy farms, kill livestock and crops, and cause a loss of supplies. Drought, in particular, causes distress for many families worldwide. It is the most common cause of food shortages in the world in that it causes crop failures and loss of livestock. For many poor families, a drought causes them to sell off their livestock in order to make enough money to buy food. Better irrigation plans would help developing countries during droughts and other natural disasters.
Most of the 800 million people in developing countries that suffer from malnutrition are women and children. Many of these malnourished women and children die from either infection diseases, or parasitic. Developing countries children are the most vulnerable groups that suffer from hunger. These children suffer from low height for their age, low weight for their age, and low weight for ... ... middle of paper ... ...e it would make if every time you went to the market you purchased one or two extra items and placed them in that food bin for the hungry. Now just think what a difference it would make if every person, that had the ability to do so, made this same donation weekly, now that could make a difference.
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.
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).
To begin with, I’d like to point out that hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Additionally, the vast majority of hungry people (827 million) live in developing countries, where 14.3 percent of the population is undernourished (Hunger Statistics). On that note, many people like to associate population growth as a cause that will lead to the scarcity of food, which is not entirely true. There are more than enough global food resources, and yet world hunger is extensive. In fact, most hungry people live in countries that have excess in food.
Statically, these developing world countries see child hunger the most; about 89% of undernourished people (including children) live in developing countries. The bulk (more than 70%,)of the world’s hungry are in the rural areas and villages in Africa and Asia. From a national standpoint, women and children suffer the most, and malnourished mother, and expecting mother soften give birth to underweight babies (ESchoolToday 2010). The global hunger problem is closely related to poverty, the economy, malnutrition, health conditions, unemployment; and it’s going to take a global change to totally eliminate