CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Hunger is still a major concern in health issues. Hunger causes malnutrition, malnutrition and others. Famine kills more people than TB, HIV / AIDS and Malaria. A quarter of children born in developing countries are underweight. Even the number of hungry people in the world exceeds the total population of US and European Union.
With these degrees of exclusion, we 're all losers. Social cohesion is weakened, and conflict situations are created, generating violence and sick societies. More than nine million children die each year before their fifth birthday. Between 33% and 50% due to malnutrition. The cause of death is usually diarrhea, but behind it is acute deficits of necessary micronutrients.
Including rain, which was difficult because, “there was no shelter on open plains and covered wagons leaked” (Lemke). The simplest nature changes like this on the Oregon Trail caused the important items on their wagons like food and clothing to get soaked, which resulted in a depletion of necessary supplies, harming them long-term. Furthermore, if the most basic climate brought about such an alarm, one could only imagine the effects of a disastrous storm, which caused, “Half a dozen people killed by lightning strikes”
When the Dust Bowl hit people automatically panicked. It was a time of multiple dust storms which created a big impact on agriculture. It lasted about a decade. Little did people know it was partly man made. The Dust Bowl was created by severe drought and many years of farmers not rotating their crops (Teisch).
There are many theories for what caused this sudden unexpected event. The reason that caused the sudden uproar of dust was because of droughts in the mid west and poor farming techniques. Droughts have become increasingly large in America. Currently, California is going through a very rough drought.They are being deprived of water, food, and jobs. We can clearly see a pattern of droughts throughout history in the United States.
In DOC.B it shows that there was a constant drought from 1609-1610. This time period was known as the starvation times. Because of the drought they did not have fertile soil and rain which is needed to grow crops. In DOC.C you can see that the among the colonists were 47 gentlemen(a person of wealth who
By 1933, thirteen to fifteen million Americans were unemployed, and nearly half of the banks throughout the country failed. Many Americans were forced to buy with credit causing them to fall into debt. To add to the stock market crashing and unemployment rate soaring, the United States suffered severe drought. The drought impacted agriculture greatly, and was seen to cause the failure of many farms. The United States fell into a food shortage soon after.
The experience that the majority of urban and rural Americans shared together during the depression was a flat out lack of income. The differences were very few, but in the cities, the depression was more prominently visible because of a higher percentage of the population (Schultz 2014). Besides the lack of income and employment, most Americans underwent periods of time being extremely hungry. In the cities, people spent hours waiting in breadlines and were losing their homes to only end up living on the streets in communities referred to as "Hoovervilles" nicknamed after the president (Schultz 2014). In the country, families suffered because of unusual droughts of the 1930 's that caused crops to fail miserably meant the already indebted farmers commonly lost their properties.
North Korea Famine – 1994 Introduction : The word famine brings into mind a general lack of access to food and an unusual life threatening hunger. One of the most recent occurrences of a famine is seen in North Korea during the 1990’s. It faced one of the most disastrous famines of human history where millions of people died due to starvation and other hunger related diseases. The socio-political situation of along with the environmental conditions has only compounded the effects. The policy of self-reliance – Juche initiated by Kim Il Sung isolated North Korea from the political community of the world.