Poverty is the biggest menace of the world and has more formidable dimensions in India. And poverty has numerous definitions given by different people/organizations. However, lack of minimum civic basics like food, shelter, clothing, sanitation, safe water and schooling etc. are the common factors. Lack of education deprives people from voicing their feelings, needs and demands to the state authorities and they continue to suffer.
The IFSS has been largely considered a failure mainly due to the fact that food insecurity remains a pressing concern with over 14 million food insecure people in South Africa and very little progress in realisation of the Millennium Development Goal target of halving those in hunger by
How do we define poverty? According to dictionaries, poverty is “the state of being extremely poor”. But my definition of poverty is not having enough resources to be satisfied with your basic needs, like: shelter, food, clothing, water, health care and job. Poverty is like a disease, it is always spreading. According to the World Bank, more than 700 million people are living in extreme poverty (2).
The crops can be affected by many different ways leading to a shortage of food. This can range from drought to poor farmers or weak agricultural country. The reasons for poor farmers are bad governance, terrible policies and mass corruption in the government . The poor farmers, who cannot afford a tractor, rent it which can cost them more money than buying a new one . There are however many farmers who still use old methods greatly reducing their crop output just because they find new machinery strange and unreliable.
13,434 deaths were d to unsafe sanitation which also accounted for 2.6% of all deaths in South Africa in 2000. Having ineffectual and Incompetent access to safe water and/or sanitation services, synced with poorly skilled hygiene habitd, diminishes and disturbs thousands of children every day, which margins towards and edges society to approach to impoverishment and minimizes convinient opportunities for thousands more. In terms of both water and sanitation, Africa is far behind other areas of the world: across the continent, 327 million people lack access to safe drinking water while 565 million lack access to sanitation – 210 million more than in 1990. It has been predicted that at current amount of
Upland ethnic people are marginalized and socially isolated because of their customs, beliefs, and their languages. The geographic location of their villages also makes them more isolated. Poor, rural communities in remote areas have limited access to facilities and services, such as electricity, roads, markets, schools, health services, and financial aid. During rainy seasons, they become unreachable, isolating them geographically and institutionally. One-third of the population live below the national poverty line, lacking the resources to lead healthy lives.
Ethiopias healthcare system is among the least developed in Sub-Saharan Africa and it is not able to effectively cope with the significant health problems facing the country. Poverty, poor nutrition, low education, inadequate access to safe water, sanitation facilities and poor access to health services are the key reasons to the poor health situation in the country. HIV and Malaria are two of
Other facts about hunger around the world are as follows. 1. 13.1 percent of the world 's population is starving. Approximately 925 million people are malnourished every day, consuming less than 2,100 calories recommended per day 2. The world produces enough food to feed the 7 billion people living in the world, but the hungry also have no land to grow food or money to buy it.
However according to the World Bank 39% of South Africans are impoverished. These people do not have enough money to meet the minimum daily energy intake, enough money to buy adequate food and other essential needs like money for transport. In most cases these people do not have a home or access to clean running water and electricity. There is however different extremes of poverty and different ways of measuring it. One thing is for sure, Poverty is rife in South Africa.
However, in Nigeria, there is lack of awareness and lots of water pollution mostly in the rural areas which makes it difficult to have access to potable water. Environmental, air and noise pollution is also seen in some urban areas, which cause major health problems. Water and