Persuasive Essay On World Hunger

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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). Most of these countries have more at least 30% of the population, undernourished. The highest number of countries that suffer from hunger are located in Africa and the major cause of hunger in African nations is famine and it was responsible for 2 million lives alone in 1985 and hundreds of thousands every year since then (Akther U. ahmed, 2007). These statistics show us just how severe this problem is and why we must take action in abolishing or at the least, reducing world hunger. In the wise words of Mahatma Gandhi, "you may never know what results come of your actions but if you do nothing, there will be no results at all". We now begin to understand how many countries and people are affected by this silent pandemic. Although an

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