Imagine not being able to provide food for your children! 16,000,000 children struggle with hunger (http://mashable.com/2016/07/14/child-hunger-united-states/#BCHw.No5Waqm), and 60% of the world’s hungry are women(http://www.thp.org/knowledge-center/know-your-world-facts-about-hunger-poverty/). More than 95% of people participate in donating to charity, and in the past twenty years poverty has been cut in half. This is good news, however there are still millions of people in poverty and world hunger. But hunger is only one thing humans living in poverty have to deal with.
IV. Causes of Poverty and Scarcity of Food The world produces enough to feed the entire global population of 7 billion people however hunger still persists that one out of eight people on the planet does not have three meals a day and goes to bed hungry at night. In some countries, one out of three children are underweight. There are many reasons for the presence of hunger in the world. The World Food Programme highlighted six main reasons that cause the scarcity of food and poverty.
Over the past decade, poverty has been an issue that affects communities but, have we asked ourselves what poverty means? According to World Health Organization approximately 1.2 billion people in the world live in extreme poverty (less than one dollar per day). In fact, the poverty forms in many patterns or disappears behind lots causes; however, it is difficult to restrict the poverty in single definition especially when it associated with the health. On the other hand, poverty is influenced by financial, economic, political and social factors which contribute interchangeably to raise the poverty lines in some countries. Therefore, poverty causes ill-health because it forces some people to live in the worst environments and conditions and
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.
What causes poverty? Poverty is not only in Africa, but all over the world. Each day the economic keeps getting harder and harder. As things get difficult people are losing their jobs, education path and family from thirst of water and hunger. Life is not easy that why everybody acts greedy to share with people around them.
(Anup Shah) Half of our population is living in a poor situation. (Esteban Ortiz) Poverty was not just a problem now, there was a severe amount of poor people in the 20th century. (Esteban Ortiz) Governments and people around the world need to be able to help poor people because one reason is that a large percentage of the world’s population don’t even have access to the three necessary things we need in life, shelter, food, and water. Poverty is a global issue in today’s world. It has been a sustained problem throughout history.
CHAPTER TWO 1.1 INTRODUCTION Increases in food production, per hectare of land, have not kept pace with increases in population, and the planet has virtually no more arable land or fresh water to spare. As a result, per-capita cropland has fallen by more than half since 1960, and per-capita production of grains, the basic food, has been falling worldwide for 20 years (Pimental and Wilson, 2004) Today, one of the world’s greatest challenge is the exploding population and combating poverty and hunger. Each day, more and more people are added to the world populace and this makes it more and more difficult to feed them. The problem is worsened as natural resources- fresh water, quality land, energy, minerals and habitats of plants and animals are
Have you ever seen the effects that poverty can cause, the brains that it destroys through mental health issues or bodies it infects through physical ailments? I am writing to you to inform you of the problems that many people in society suffer from, the effects of poverty. In a novel I have recently studied call ‘The Inner Circle’ by Gary Crew he highlights this issue in the main two characters. This issue has spread all over the world and attack countries whether first, second or third-world. Global Issues has told us that at least 80% of humanity is living off less than $10 a day or that according to UNICEF 20,000 children die every day due to poverty.
Why do some countries remain poor? These days poverty is one of the biggest problems in the world. Majority of countries especially in Africa millions of people suffer from lack of malnutrition, food, education and even drinking water. Causes to poorness in those geographical locations are various and highly dependent compare to other countries. But the most typical reason is corruption.
There is relative poverty that is measured according to population. Relative poverty is measuring people who are less fifty percent than the average income or wealth which someone owns. Absolute poverty it means someone unable to provide necessary basic need like shelter food and clothes. It’s a deadly issue that killing population slowly. It started when all rich people began to get richer while people there where getting rich other people were becoming poor and let them to live without human needs.