Imagine being so hungry you can’t even move. Having to sleep in a house made of dirt, or being so thirsty because there is no safe drinking water. People around the World face these problems everyday. 328,000,000 children live in extreme poverty, and 1 in 10 people live on less than $1.90 a day. The conditions they live in are horrible and everyone should do what they can to help end poverty and world hunger.
Our world has been struggling with hunger for a while, but why doesn 't anyone put an end to it? There are people who are dying of hunger while we sit down for three big, fat meals each day. And if we don 't finish one of those meals, we just throw them away. We could be saving lives, but instead, we just throw that opportunity away. Do you ever even give starvation a thought?
Hunger is not usually caused by the lack of food in an area, such as no grocery stores, but rather from poverty. 40% of food is thrown out in the US every year, or around $165 billion worth! All of this uneaten food could feed 25 million Americans. If one of those 165 billion dollars worth of food wasted was donated to Feeding America, they could provide 6 meals! Imagine how we could easily stop hunger with those numbers!
The populations in were again affected by shortage of food and the World Food Program estimated that 10 million people faced severe food shortages. In Somalia tens of thousands of people died of malnutrition, a situation brought about both by drought and perpetuated by warfare (Tran, 2011). Global Food crisis status The number of people, world-wide, at risk of hunger is expected to increase with 10–20 per cent by 2050 as a result of climate change (IFPRI, 2009a). Despite the increase in food production, more than one in seven people still do not have access to adequate nutrition leading to malnourishment. The threefold challenge that the world now face is to match the changing demand for food from a larger and more prosperous population to its supply and to do this in an environmentally and socially sustainable way that also warrants the world’s poorest people food security.
Introduction Even as one of the richest countries in the world, childhood hunger affects millions of kids across the United States. We all know that we need food to survive, but it is crucial that a child has more than enough food to just survive. Children between 4-10 are learning the most basics and most important ideas in school and social life, and without proper nutrition, these children can fall behind. Due to poor federally funded programs, local cities and communities must come together to make sure no child goes hungry. Proper nutrition is important for growing children for a healthy mental, social, and physical life; however, some children do not have access to a proper nutrition.
The poor are not responsible for hungry lives, without water and electricity. There are deep inequalities and fundamental deficiencies of social organization. The problem of hunger is not only a question of food production (the bigger, the better) but also of access to food and equity. There are no winners and losers. With these degrees of exclusion, we 're all losers.
In the United States there are many children and adults that go hungry, due to financial problems. With the economy and how high cost of living is, it’s hard to provide, food for the family. The results of hunger on children in America are not having the right nutrition, can have serious implication for a child’s physical and mental health. Also food insecurity is harmful to all people, but it is particularly devastating to children. According to the Economic research service of the U.S department of Agriculture that the family had at times, “limited or uncertain access to adequate food, caused by either economic or social conditions.” In other words the family didn’t always have enough food to feed everyone.
Hunger is one of the biggest problems the world faces today, in fact, last night, 870 million people went to sleep hungry (World Food Programme, 2015). That’s a number that is larger than the populations of the U.S and Europe combined. According to the World Food Programme 's statistics for the year 2016, in the time it took me to write this sentence, 14 people have died due to starvation. According to the statistics calculated by the WFP, nearly half of the 21 thousand people that die everyday across the globe from hunger and hunger-related causes, are children. The top 10 countries that suffer from hunger are Burundi, Eritrea, Comoros, Timor Leste, Sudan, Chad, Yemen Republic, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Zambia, respectively (guy-allen, 2014).
In the US, 40% of food produced, or approximately 365 million pounds of food, is wasted each day. Food waste, however, is a problem that extends beyond America, affecting billions of people as a global issue. The overwhelming amounts of food that are being discarded contribute to global warming and climate change, and prevent the massive number of hungry people from being able to eat nourishing meals. Humanity as a whole must be more mindful of the Earth and its health, as we are the source which most directly affect it. Due to the profound environmental impacts of food waste, a reduction in the amount disposed is necessary to create a more sustainable environment, and humans have a responsibility to protect the planet, even if it requires drastic changes to the current food system.
Beside this fact, hunger remains persistent in various regions of the world. At present, more than one million people in the world are suffering with hunger and poverty whereas 800 million have been reported to be chronologically malnourished. Malnutrition, under nourishment and other chronic unpreventable diseases become the cause of death for every 6 million children below the age of five. However, several millions more face retarded growth, mental instability, deafness and other disabilities on account of improper intake or lackage of vitamins and minerals. Since, last few decades, malnutrition together with Food Security