Other facts about hunger around the world are as follows. 1. 13.1 percent of the world 's population is starving. Approximately 925 million people are malnourished every day, consuming less than 2,100 calories recommended per day 2. The world produces enough food to feed the 7 billion people living in the world, but the hungry also have no land to grow food or money to buy it.
The Jamestown colonists didn’t bring enough food. This led to starvation which killed a lot of people. Some of the most important occupations that they needed to survive, they either only had one person to do the job or none. The drought was a very big problem too. Because there was no rain there was no water, meaning dehydration.
(Population Reference Bureau) Over 43 million people in the United States, including 9 million children, do not have health insurance; the majority of these people are immigrants and people of color. Several factors explain the disproportionate rate of uninsured individuals in these racial and ethnic communities. Anti-immigrant laws leave thousands of people without access to health insurance, and a lack of interpreters and translated documents creates a language barrier for those with limited English proficiency. People of color also suffer from living in a discriminatory
INTRODUCTION Lack of clean water is affecting millions of people today.Almost 1 out of every 6 people alive are unable to adequately access water, and worse still, over double that number lack basic sanitation, for which water is a necessity. (Abebe, 2011)Almost half the population in some third world countries can’t access clean water and availability of drinking water is becoming a major socio-economic issue across the world, particularly in the developing world. Clean water i.e. water that is free from toxins and various chemicals is essential to human health. Rapid increase in population, industrialization, droughts and demands from variety of users are the major factors that led to clean drinking water shortage.
In “The Lost Colony and Jamestown Droughts” Jamestown suffered its longest time of an unbroken period of drought. (57) August through May 1610 “(the “Starving Time”) killed 110 colonists. (Fausz, 63) The colonist also died because during the winter time, the was not a lot of food to feed themselves. The other reason colonists died because fish were only present during spring and early summer which is why they had no food during winter time.That is the reason colonists died by starvation. The lack of food is the reason so many colonists died of hunger.
Famine: “the incidence of serious food shortage across a country that dangerously affects the nutrition levels, health and livelihood of any people, to the extent that there is a large incidence of acute malnutrition and many people have died of hunger.” – World Food Program Introduction Famine in North Korea is a long history crisis started from food shortage to its worst and being dependent on China and Soviet Union on Food and financial aids. The worst famine cases happened in North Korea is in the 1990s which have killed 1 million North Korean. Noland and Haggard (2008) reported that in the 1990s, 600,000 to 1 million North Koreans, or about 3–5 percent of the pre-crisis population perished in one of the worst famines of the 20th century. Famine cases in 1990s was not the first time in North Korea instead it started in 1950s when they were having a Korean War. During the Korean War North Korea is in short of food supply which made them fully depended on China Soviet Union aids.
The Great Depression was a devastating period in United States History, the economy collapsed, and a staggering 25% of the population was unemployed. During this time, there were large wage disparity gaps that were very prevalent, there was no middle class, you were either wealthy or you were poor. It was hard for family life to continue, parents had to take up two and three jobs to make sure their kids were staying safe, and well. Most of these jobs were odd-jobs, and were temporary with no sense of security. It was a struggle to find work, and no job was too demeaning for you to do, because you may not find work again.
The article “Health care Issues” by HealthPAC online states: “More than 47 million people with about 9 million of them being children can’t afford health care and would plunge into serious debt if they ever got a serious illness.” That’s quite serious, people can’t control whether or whether not they get sick most of the time. The lack of Healthcare causes thousands of deaths annually. Most people who have health care only have it because their jobs provide it to them free or discounted. With that 19 billion dollars, we could do so much. Money could be given to people who can’t afford healthcare, or money could be given to companies so they wouldn’t have to charge their patients so
MSWM services in this country have been deteriorating over the past two decades. The problem in this country has been reported to be dire in such a way that the private sector waste management had to be called in to assist the government. The Nairobi City which is the biggest in that country has one open dumpsite. Maniafu & Otiato (2010) states that the city’s dumpsite was reportedly filled up to nearly 1.3 million cubic meters of waste in 1998. Since that year reports have been that the Nairobi dumpsite could not handle more waste from the city, however an alternative was never provided.