Poverty Due To Poverty

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Almost half of the entire human population lives in a state of poverty. For us the common people who are fortunate enough to live a life where resources are at our fingertips have blinded ourselves with the fact that our luxurious ways have no faults at all. We live in a world where the poor are at the mercy of the rich. It’s upsetting to see people who are more fortunate and who have all the resources which they can use to help the poor people but instead live their own luxurious lives. The leading cause of death in the world is hunger. Today, around twenty one thousand children die around the world due to poverty. Although the root of the problem does not solely lie on the wealthy, the root of the problem is the improper allocation of our resources. A new study from McGill University and the University of Minnesota published in the journal “Nature” shows that in a year, the world produces enough food to feed ten billion people and that’s like 1 ½ of our total population. 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.
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