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.
Philip Deocampo Ms. Huntley AP English Lit, Period 6 5 October 2015 Hunger and Its Impact on America In 2014 one in seven Americans are food insecure meaning that they go hungry for a day, don 't eat a full meal, or feed their children instead of themselves. (Just) The fact that anyone is starving in America doesn 't make us seem so great anymore. When everyday Americans hear the word hunger they think immediately associate it with the image of starving children in third world countries, but they never think of the hunger that 's impacting others right in front of them here in America. More often than not people in America are oblivious to the fact that people in America are starving and think that going to a soup kitchen or a food bank
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.
To be exact, “one-hundred thousand children under five years of age suffer from acute malnutrition, while one in three children is stunted, or irreversibly short for their age,” which is approximately 42% of the child population (“10 Facts”). Malnutrition and poverty seem to happen in a continuous circle. Since adults living in Haiti do not have opportunities for high paying jobs, they can’t supply their children with the amount of food and sanitary water they need. Therefore, children get very sick and suffer from severe malnutrition. Due to the fact that parents cannot provide for their children, and the children are too sick or do not have the money to go to school, it is hard for their health to improve.
“About 21,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations. This is one person every four seconds, as you can see on this display. Sadly, it is children who die most often.”(Poverty.com) This is a terrible statistic in of itself. The bigger issue is that it could be prevented. There is enough food on earth to feed almost everyone, but many people lack the resources to get it through no fault of their own.
It’s only been the first day of this miserable weekend, but it feels like years. Maybe if I can just manage to get a couple of minutes of sleep it will all fade away. In the United States, it was estimated that in 2012 nearly 16 million U.S. children, or over one in five, lived in households that are were considered food insecure (Childhood Food Insecurity). As defined by Merriam-Webster, food insecurity, is a “lacking reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious
Chronic hunger claims and affects many victims by famine each year. Women are more likely to be sick and have smaller babies that would die earlier, resulting in high levels of infant mortality. In areas where chronic hunger is a problem the communities are in a vicious cycle of malnutrition and death. Effects also include vulnerability to common illness, more than two million children die every year from dehydration caused by diarrhea. Malnourished children often lacks the strength to survive a severe case of diarrhea.
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.
Since a higher education is becoming a necessity for getting a job, the solution to this food and shelter insecurity is to create private and government initiatives which will help support students with their basic needs throughout college. They propose that this can be done with food pantries funded through University Food Bank Alliance, and many other foundations and programs which will reduce the costs of food. Goldrick-Rab and Broton propose that these programs will solve the issue of hunger and homelessness through
Child labor exists even though laws eliminate it. There are many reasons that cause child labor: Poverty and unemployment levels are high – As you see, the most of employed children work in less developed countries by economy. In such countries poor families and children may rely upon child labor in order to improve their chances of attaining basic necessities. According to U.N statistics more than one-fourth of the people around the world live in poverty that is caused by the high unemployment levels. Free education is limited – U.N estimated that approximately 75 million children were not attending school.
More than half a million children suffer from vitamin A deficiency, which cripples young immune systems. Inadequate supplements of vitamin A can lower child mortality rate by more than one-fifth” (“Heath of African,” par. 6). This disease has become an extreme problem for children because it can alter their growth and also ruin their immune system. With their health rates decreasing, children are more likely to become sick.
Unstable markets cause fluctuations in food product prices, which affect the majority of the population, because they live in poverty. Poverty stricken families and neighborhoods simply cannot afford most food, and when food product prices are unstable, it is almost impossible for them to get the nutrition they need to survive. “Over one billion people in the world live under one dollar a day.” (Felling 57) Given this number, it is impossible for those one billion people to afford the nutrition they need daily, let alone when the food prices fluctuate. Most of the children within these families are then undernourished and suffer the consequences hunger has due to the unstable markets within the economy. This unstableness of food prices in a region causes families and children to heavily rely on agriculture for their food and nutrition, but the lack of emphasis and funding on agricultural systems leaves children with nothing.
According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. Children around the world grow under poverty, and its effect can last throughout their lifespan. The main effects of growing up in poverty include poor health, the lack of an education, and high risk for teen pregnancy. Poor health is a direct effect of growing up in poverty, because of their family’s economic circumstances children may not get adequate medical coverage. In that case the child will not have the proper immunizations and checkups that are necessary to ensure
A major decline in the amount of the potatoes of Ireland forever changed the histories of Ireland, England, and the United States. More the 500 thousand people in Ireland had died during this time. This particular genocide greatly affected the rest of the world. Potatoes from Ireland were a major food source throughout the world. All countries had to adjust and were economically affected by this change.
But perhaps the greatest opportunity education can do is help get people out of poverty. Unemployment and poverty go hand in hand with each other. As a result if more people get hired then the population’s poverty rate will also go down(Cleveland). Currently ⅔ college students end up leaving college because they can’t afford to continue their education(Clark). If America wants to decrease the poverty rate perhaps the first step is making community college free.