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
INTRODUCTION In recent years there has been great progress in reducing poverty in the world. In 1990, lived 38% of the world 's people live in extreme poverty. Today the figure is 10% and that means that the proportion of extreme poor in the world has declined by over two thirds in 25 years. Overall, this means that there are 1 billion people fewer living in extreme poverty today than in 1990. The good news is that today is the first time that both the number and proportion of extreme poor declining in all parts of the world simultaneously.
From a 2013 report done by UNICEF, it has shown that poverty rates rose from 30.1% in 2008 to 32.2% in 2010 and these figures are still rising. As of 2012, there are around 16.1 million children living in poverty and around 32% of us Americans living in food insecure homes are children. And in the report, we are ranked second in having
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).
Poverty In America There are many issues going on inside of our country from climate change to domestic violence. However,today i will be addressing a topic that I find more important.This topic is affecting 45 million people, or 14.5 percent of all Americans. The topic I will be addressing is poverty. According to statista.com about 11.3 percent of the population was living below the poverty line in 2000. In 2016, the poverty rate was increased to 12.7 percent of the U.S. As the statistic shows poverty in the U.S is only growing and isn't being seen or talked about.
Why Is It Good To Be Global Citizen? We live in the world that consist of many people from different countries, ethnics, religions, economics condition, and even political beliefs. According to the Worldometer, there are at least 7.4 billion people in this world. Unfortunately, nearly 1/2 of the world's population — more than 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty — less than $1.25 a day.
In our days there is the issue which is regarded to an international priority that says hunger and food insecurity are the most serious forms of absolute poverty ,therefore more wealthier countries or even people take part in creation of a list of goals and strategies for poverty eradication in big organizations such as UNESCO, UN Millennium Development Goals Project. According to the most recent estimates, in 2011, 17 % of people in the developing world lived at or below $1.25 a day (World Bank data). The number of people living in poverty globally remains relatively high, despite all efforts made by different organizations. This shows that there is a real problem and that there is a responsibility for governments and international organizations to take action. In response to absolute worldwide poverty, the United Nations, in its Millennium Summit in 2000, agreed to create a set of Millennium
Poverty has become a main problem in development issues. It is so pervaded so the United Nations put eradication of poverty as the first and foremost objective to be achieved in the Milenium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000. Although the number of poverty in Indonesia has been declined from 2010 to 2014, the income disparities between the richest and the poorest has been widened as indicated by the Gini Coefficient which increased from 0.38 in 2010 to 0.41 in 2014 . The increased of Gini ratio in the last few years implies that Indonesia has become more unequal in terms of income distribution. Chatib Basri, the former of Indonesian Finance Minister, stated that the increased of Gini coefficient is due to the fact that Indonesia middle class-up
1.5 Significance of Study This study would give massive benefit to government, policy makers, students, accountants, private sectors and to society as whole. At first, this study would help the government, policy makers and accountants to analyze the level of debt in the nation and factors that influence the public debt in Malaysia. Thus, they can implement strategies to reduce the country’s debt. Secondly, this research can be use as guideline to students who wish to make further research on this topic in the future. Last but not least, private investors and society can gain benefit from this research by getting information related to debt and the country 's economic
In the period 1980-2011 only floods caused over 2,500 deaths, affected more than 5.5 million people and caused direct economic losses of more than 90 billion euro. The minimum cost of not adapting to climate change is estimated at 100 billion per year in 2020, and 250 billion euro in 2050 for the whole EU. (www.econews.gr)