Not only does Haiti have poor infrastructure in the sense of roads, buildings and more but it effects their water which is potentially deadly. “The country’s 10 million people had drinking water from springs and rivers and wells and a broken-down municipal water system in the capital... But a great deal of the water was loaded with bacteria and parasites...chemicals and other pollutants.” (Joseph B. Treaster). This goes to show how Haiti doesn’t spend money on their own water system leading many vulnerable to diseases.
Health care is essential for Americans despite pre-existing conditions, and a free market insurance program would allow citizens to received the health care that is so desperately needed. A universal health care system is a matter of human rights and would solve America’s problem of one sixth of the population being
Furthermore, “less than 50 percent of households have access to safe water and only 25 percent benefit from adequate sanitation” (“10 Facts”). Similar to the aforementioned statistic of children living with malnutrition, it is astounding that less than half the population has access to clean water. When people are not able to drink sanitary water, it has an immediate negative effect on the body. They do not receive enough supplements or minerals that are found in clean water, making them more inclined to get sick. Considering everyone, not just children, has limited access to clean water or a generous food supply, the range of people affected is only
Every year, the indoor-tanning industry makes approximately 5 billion dollars (Wingert). Tanning attracts all different kinds of people for numerous reasons. People want that crisp glow and dark skin that is not always offered during every season. With said, there is a lot of controversy on whether tanning is healthy for you or not. Most people believe that tanning is not healthy for you because of research.
In fact, “lack of health insurance is associated with as many as 44,789 deaths per year” (Wilper, McCormick, Lasser, Woolhandler 1). This statistic means up to a 40% extra risk of death for those who don’t have health care. Not only are people not getting the health care they need, but they are also dying at a much younger age due to this fact. For example, a study found that “13,000 deaths occur each year just in the 55-64-year-old age group due to lack of health insurance coverage.” (Wilper, McCormick, Lasser, Woolhandler 2).
INTRODUCTION Lack of clean water is affecting millions of people today. Almost 1 out of every 6 people alive are unable to adequately access water, and worse still, over double that number lack basic sanitation, for which water is a necessity.(Abebe, 2011)Almost half the population in some third world countries can’t access clean water and availability of drinking water is becoming a major socio-economic issue across the world, particularly in the developing world. Clean water i.e. water that is free from toxins and various chemicals is essential to human health. Rapid increase in population, industrialization, droughts and demands from variety of users are the major factors that led to clean drinking water shortage. Many factors contribute
In this way, the water is completely clean and fresh. Billions of the population around the world receive unequal access to clean water to consume. In 2015, 663 million people did not acquire fresh water and were forced to drink from unprotected sources. Majority of the nations do not receive clean water such as sub Saharan Africa, India, China and other countries. There is a pattern or distinction which can be seen by all the countries listed above.
The Syrian civil war started six years ago, causing a lot of destruction and misery, and unfortunately it still continues with no sign of any tangible solution. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed, homes were destroyed , families were separated, and many cities were pulverized. According to World Vision (2014) 13.5 million people in Syria need humanitarian assistance due to the violent civil war. Over 6.5 million Syrians have been left homeless looking for safety and peace in different cities. In addition to the 4.8 million Syrian refugees who left their country and moved to other close countries seeking protection, health care, and shelter for themselves and their families ("Syria refugee crisis FAQ: What you need to know", para.
Most homelessness is based from a lack of education, substance abuse, and/or unemployment. Education is life in the modern world and without that you are basically useless. There is a major substance abuse epidemic happening around the world right now and it is causing lots of people to become homeless. Along with substance abuse, people also find themselves homeless because of the recent raise in unemployment rates. Without jobs you cannot afford to live the life you want.
This almost total lack of resources also brings rise to extremely poor sanitation and healthcare conditions, resulting in 60,000 Cambodians dying each year due to waterborne illnesses, which could be avoided if they were provided with clean
The Flint water crisis is an ongoing catastrophe that is currently affecting around 98,310 resident’s water supply in Michigan. What makes matters worse is that this particular area is already poverty stricken, with 41% of house hold income averaging around $24,862. (CNN) With that being said they don’t have the money to just up and move because of contaminated water. The people of Flint are suffering physically, mentally and emotionally because of the water crisis, the rising levels of lead found in the water have caused brain damage, hair loss and even cancer. The government has been taking an ample amount of time to resolve this matter, but have yet to come up with a solution to the problem.
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.
The challenge of Trump’s border wall is not technical, but logistical. The leap between “building a wall” and “building a 2,000-mile-long continuous border wall in the desert” is about equal to the space between “killing a guy” and “fighting a lasting land war.” This wall would contain over three times the amount of concrete used to build the Hoover Dam — a project that, unlike Trump’s wall, has economic benefits. This wall will take about 21 billion dollars. Instead of using this money for the wall we could feed 7,291,204,190 (about 7 billion) homeless people.
Linda Sue Park’s A Long Walk to Water describes a hot, sunny day in Southern Sudan, where an 11 year old girl named Nya was on her first two hour walk of the day, to fetch water for her family from a pond that was located two hours away from her home. She makes the walk every day, twice a day, carrying a giant plastic container. The journey takes her half a morning while the other one takes half a night. While she is one out of thousands who walk hours a day just to be able to find water for their families, hundreds of millions of people in the United States turn on a faucet, open a bottle and drink clean refreshing water in a matter of seconds.
There are currently at least 663 million people in the world who do not have access to safe drinking water (Deen). Water is a vital resource that everyone depends on in order to carry out activities and simply to survive. Without water, life on Earth would not exist because in order for life to grow and thrive, including humans, depend on water. Unfortunately with increasing population, altered and changing weather patterns and the pumping of groundwater are factors that have contributed to the issue of water depletion. These issues have caused conflict over water transportation, usage and the potential of water weaponry.