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.
The inability for people around the world to access food is a growing problem that should not exist today. There are too many countries facing hunger in the world. Most of these countries are undeveloped countries. One of the major reason people endure hunger is because too many people live in poverty. Macionis (2011), states human beings in absolute poverty lack nutrition necessary for health and long term survival (p.251).
Another reason is numerous amounts of drought and flooding. But one of the main reasons that Somalia is hungry is poverty. Their per capita GDP per year is $500. Since their natural resources were destroyed by the civil war, they can’t grow sufficient food. So, the food gets transported from other countries the food prices increases every day.
This causes them to have less energy to work which causes them to become even poorer and hungrier. Usually, the first thing that comes to mind when people speak about poverty is laziness, it can be right but it is mostly wrong. Each person has a different cause of poverty and it is more than just laziness. Sometimes, it also has something to do with the country’s economy. Causes- There are no simple explanations on what the causes of poverty are.
World hunger is one of the biggest problems faced in our world today. “About 21,000 people die every day from hunger.” Most of these deaths are children under five years of age. There is a lot of food in the world, but people in poverty-stricken communities do not have access to well-balanced meals. “13.5 percent of the world’s population suffers from chronic hunger every year.” Longterm hunger can lead to many illnesses like blindness, anemia, malnutrition and other deadly diseases. In this paper I will be talking about problems of world hunger and solutions to end world hunger.
Poverty is one of the main causes of child hunger. Most people that live in poverty can't afford to buy food. All the money they have goes to housing bills. The effects are Families are homeless, parents don't have an education, health care is too expensive, violence is common, and children don't get a good education. Homelessness an effect on poverty.
Poverty has a great impact on society as a whole. Poverty takes away the ability for someone to gain its benefits. Poor people tend to have poor medical care and more than 1/3 of the population lack health insurance. At times people may be uninsured, causing them to have less access to any preventive care, treatment, overall care or any diagnostic services. The poor are usually more likely to die from infectious diseases because of their lack of health care.
The U.S. education system denies students in poverty the opportunities and access it affords to most other students. Without good education, most people would encounter challenges in finding income-generating work, especially when there are few employment opportunities during an economic downturn. According to Koppelman and Goodhart, merchants would sometimes exploit the poor by enforcing or formulating policies that would earn them more profits. These practices include blank price tags, bait and switch, rent-to-own and pawnshops (2007). These types of inequality and exploitation would make it harder for the low income to escape poverty.
Because of poverty people of Africa remain hungry as they don’t have enough money to buy their food and their basic needs. Some of the African countries have less poverty rate than others due to good government and economic system in those countries. Most of the African is facing challenges to survive and keep their family healthy. Education is another factor which is the main cause of this poverty and many more other problems. Lack of education in Africa is due to lack of schools and education facilities.
The Black Plague was not just harming the infected ones, it was killing off the healthy ones too because no one was able to provide food and if people did, it was for themselves. “Food and items that were available were high in price because the inflation in the economy” (Trueman). The food that was available people could not afford because no one wanted to work because they feared of getting sick and dying. Villages stopped providing for ev... ... middle of paper ... ...on” (Rosen). So many people suffered from this disease and even those that were not infected, it caused pain and tragic despair.