Poverty is one of the major issues that the Arab world is going through and the major reason behind poverty is lack of opportunities, unemployment, lack of education and lack of economic growth. This paper will argue about the poverty in the Arab world and how is it possible to reduce poverty. According to a survey conducted by the UNDP, the Arab world as a whole is still fighting with the issue of poverty since it is a very major issue. Poverty is a subject that determines the life style and living standard of a group that is inclusive of food, clothes and shelter, etc. People in the Arab world are unable to live a quality life because most of the people do not have better living place, clean water, new clothes and good food.
As they were forced off their lands then poverty became worse. Rural areas are the most areas that experience poverty at the extreme because they dependent on agriculture for food and development there is very slow or does not even reach them at all. People leave the rural areas to live in the cities that mean people with skills decide that as there are no opportunities here and they go somewhere they can find job opportunity. Then that lives the rural areas without people who have skills. In Africa there are programs designed to assist in reducing poverty but ends up in the hands of corrupt people, the distribution of the money is unequal, the large amount of money are spend on the person in charge of the program not on the poor people.
Children are born with a low birth weight and there are high mortality rates, malnutrition and starvation. Poverty also affects learning and development in children which results in a continent full of illiterate people, resulting in them not being able to find employment and earn a decent income to meet their daily needs. Not earning a decent income also results in parents not being able to take their children to schools which creates what is called a “cycle of poverty”. Emotional
Causes of poverty Poverty is a severe shortage of food resources as a result of a malfunction in one of the conditions or factors that produce food, leading to the spread of famine and the consequent deaths and the spread of epidemics and diseases. these famines moving from one place to another every few years as a result of changing climatic conditions puts many developing countries in grave danger, especially that most of the population suffer from poor nutrition due to lack of food resources(wekpidea,2011). The availability of food and goods is a natural right of any living being, whether human or animal, or even a plant! It is one of the gifts given us by God and no person has the right to take it off or controls it. But as usual imposed in our world is far from being a human reality,
But still billions go to sleep hungry every night. The technical problem is that many people in the world don’t have sufficient land to grow, or income to purchase enough food. But, can’t we have a little heart and give to the needy? It’s also ironic that 98% of the world’s hungry live in developing countries such as Asia and Africa, which have vast lands and are rich in resources. Yet, it is hard for us to distribute our resources, and that is the fault of our system.
World Food Day is a day of fighting against hunger at the same time spread the awareness of surviving hunger . World hunger means the scarcity of food resources of a country and the wants or needs of food are unable to fulfilled in the society. Malnutrition, undernutrition and overnutrition (obesity, overweight) is the causes of hunger. Both malnutrition and undernutrition refer to the effects on people of not having enough food. In this day and age, over thousands and millions of people are struggling to feed their children a nutritious meal and most of them do not have a healthy eating lifestyle.
Poverty also leads to crime. When people are very scarce on food, water, and shelter and can 't find a way of making money, the last thing they think they can go to is crime. People will do almost anything to survive or keep their families alive. People in poverty often have to steal food and money to survive. This is the least common because people in poverty are generally weak, and can’t escape to anywhere leading them ultimately to jail.
There are 54 million people in South Africa, with 4.7 million unemployed which then leads to crime rates increasing as more people become desperate to survive. Although getting an education is a law in South Africa many children do not get this privilege as they cannot afford to go to school (overpopulation) or live far from a school, and some do not get a good education. This therefore leads to the lack of education, which leaves more people without skills and knowledge. The environmental issues are the lack of soil (land), bodies of water (water), forests and air (atmosphere). The over use of natural resources lead to shortages of food, clean water,
What are the problematic conditions? Access The problematic condition in this area of examination is the lack of economic and physical access to food by most Jamaican household under normal circumstance. Household food security exists when all members, at all times, have access to adequate food that meets the dietary needs of all members of the household. Although food is available in the local markets persons especially the vulnerable are unable to purchase the basic food item. Due to the current economic crisis Jamaicans are experiencing some form of loss of income or income generation opportunities or employment are therefore lack the purchasing power needed to access healthy affordable food This lack of access to food can result in hunger (food deprivation), malnutrition (deficiencies, imbalances, or excesses of nutrients), and famine.
Not enough vegetables are being consumed by people as they feel that the preparation there of can be a laborious task and that the end result is not worth the effort put in. Amongst children, vegetables are not the most sought after meal and therefore its consumption is avoided at all costs. This general avoidance of vegetables can be seen across South Africa, however there are certain places where obesity can be recognised in high concentrations. Rural area are with black inhabitants make up a large