This means that we are one of top five developed countries with the most poverty among the richest nations. Also, more than 4.9 million of these poor children are under 5 years old. As stated in The Guardian, the Unicef Annual Report explains that poverty has increased since 2008. The global recession is the primary reason for the increase in poverty as unemployment rates left many families unable to provide care for their
As a result, each year 6 million children die from malnutrition before their fifth birthday. For 2.6 billion people, which is over 40% of the worlds population, basic sanitation and safe sources of drinking water is unavailable (UN Millennium Project, 2006). We live in a world of extreme contrasts where some enjoy great wealth, healthcare, education and glamorous goods, while others have to survive on less than $1 a day with unsafe
The leading cause of death in the world is hunger. Today, around twenty one thousand children die around the world due to poverty. Although the root of the problem does not solely lie on the wealthy, the root of the problem is the improper allocation of our resources. A new study from McGill University and the University of Minnesota published in the journal “Nature” shows that in a year, the world produces enough food to feed ten billion people and that’s like 1 ½ of our total population. But still billions go to sleep hungry every night.
The Effects of Poverty in America “In 2007 about one out of every eight children in America was on food stamps. Today that number is one out of every five” (U.S Census Bureau). This statistic from the U.S Census Bureau illustrates how the poverty level of Americans is getting worse and worse. This statistic explains what every day poor American families must face and that it also greatly affects the lives of their children. In today’s society, America is ailed by the instantaneous increase of Americans living in poverty, causing families to take several risks in order to provide all of their family’s necessities.
You will get a stomach ache at the least. “According to some estimates, every year few millions of Americans are sickened by polluted water” (Environmental Pollution Center). Few millions of Americans are sickened every year and majority of them are children. Unclean water and poor sanitation have claimed more lives over the past 100 years than any other cause. The water-crisis claims more lives through disease than any war through guns.
Faculty of Medicine, University of Red Sea- Sudan. 2. Ministry of Health, Geziera State– Sudan. *Corresponding authorha email: Thani.babiker@Yahoomail.com . Abstract Background: Malaria is a major contributor to child ill health; more than 10 million of the world’s children die each year before reaching the age of five.
Poverty affects 3 billion people worldwide (Shah). Over two billion people don’t have access to sanitation (Janah). UNICEF estimates that 22,000 children die every day due to poverty (Shah). 121 million children worldwide don’t have access to education (Janah). 1 billion out of 2.2 billion children in the world are in poverty (Shah).
In 2013, approximately 2.3m or just over 10% of all English households were in this category. (Department of Energy and Climate Change, 2014). Food poverty, as defined as “the inability to afford, or to have access to, food to make up a healthy diet” is another useful concept (Department of Health, 2005). Although the UK is the seventh richest country in the world, some people here struggle to pay for food. One in 6 parents have gone without food themselves in order to be able to feed their families.
Pakistan is a developing country day by day, and also facing poverty problems , nearly majority of Pakistan lives in below the poverty-line. According to UNDP- human development report (2008), Pakistan has been 136th position from 177 developing-countries. Nearly, 73% people struggling less than 2 dollar per day. If we position of the Asian countries on earning-poverty, Pakistan offer in last from all the Asian states. Throughout the last ten years ,Government of Pakistan spent compareingtrillions-rupees for poverty reduces programs.
Under nutrition remains a devastating problem in many developing countries affecting over 815 million people causing more than one-half of child death (UNICEF 'S, 2009). The levels of mortality are also worsened particularly by poverty, inadequate maternal education, lack of potable water and sanitation, high fertility and inadequate birth spacing. Lancet Study shows 195 million under-five children are affected by malnutrition; 90% of them live in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia (Lancet,