English 10 ACC Period 1
6 May, 2016
World vs. Poverty
There is an estimated 7.4 billion people on this earth and about 80% of those people live in poverty. That means most people are living on less than, $2.50 a day; which is also a principle factor in causing world hunger ("Africa Hunger and Poverty Facts."). Around 27-28 percent of all children in developing countries have estimated to be underweight or having stunted growth. Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names. Why is this? Poverty is caused by many different factors such as poor land utilization, corruption and defective governance, and diseases sometimes caused by lack of a clean water supply. Lack of clean water and civil unrest, are leading causes of death in these countries. Thankfully the US and other helpful countries are making their best efforts in reducing the harsh impacts of poverty in 3rd world countries.
First of all poor land utilization is a high factor causing poverty in 3rd world countries. In most countries, people own acres of land that are underutilized or poorly used for agriculture. This is partly because they are not educated on what to do with the land, and some people are just stuck in their rudimentary ways of doing things ("Causes of Poverty"). Many people grow crops which are just enough for subsistence and survival. Also many African countries have confused land ownership which can cause fights over the rightful owners. In African countries where rainfall is unreliable, there is still little to no irrigation of land. A lot of Africa 's natural resources have been mostly monopolized by early European and American companies largely taking money out of Africa. African land...
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...d very many are affected. However, the U.S. is working with HIV/AIDS prevention education and immunization programs to help prevent health issues be a problem in places that are already severally affected through poverty.
In conclusion, poor land utilization, corruption, defective governance, and diseases caused by lack of a clean water supply are leading causes to poverty in most third world countries. Poverty is one of a number of causes of death in these countries and can only be stopped by the help of developed countries willing to get involved. The US and other countries have provided guidance and monetary assistance to many developing nations, with transition to democracy, better land utilization, and programs to help the impoverished.
We and the rest of developed countered need to end this “diseases” called poverty because every human deserves a decent life.
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