Childhood poverty is a serious issue across the world. For children, poverty is defined as the deprivation of necessary aspects of life such as, nutrition, health, water, education, or shelter. According to Unicef, 47 percent of those living in extreme poverty are 18 years old or younger which means that nearly 385 million children are living in poverty worldwide (based on data from 89 countries).This is a staggering result as this means that children account for almost half of the world’s extreme poor. According to the World Bank Group and Unicef, the youngest children are the worst off. More than one-fifth of children under the age of five in the developing countries face extreme poverty compared to 15% of 15-17 year old that live in poverty.It is appalling that children, as young as five years old are in danger.
In total, 18 million people die each year from poverty-related causes. These are preventable deaths that the crisis is aggravating. Playing commercial casino doesn 't come free. The World Bank estimated that 22 more children would die per hour in 2009 (one every three seconds) for preventable
The United Nations Millennium Summit in the year 2000 embraced eight Millennium Development Goals that it aimed to attain by 2015 (Engle, & Black, 2008). First priority was given to extreme poverty eradication as well as hunger and the achievement of universal primary education. Poverty has limited a large number of children and also adults to opportunities of attaining education even though education attainment is considered as one of the major mechanisms of eradicating poverty (Engle, & Black, 2008). Poverty in Africa is a persistence challenge and it is always associated with detrimental impacts on all family life aspects as well as the children’s outcomes (Philip & Rayhan, 2004). This paper therefore examines the causes of poverty in Africa, the manner in which poverty effects the educational outcomes of children and young people in Africa and the mechanisms that the communities and government should put in place to eradicate poverty in African and thus improve the education outcomes.
Almost half of the world, Over three billion people live on less than 2.50 dollars a day in an average. Around 2.2 million children die each year because they are not immunized due to hunger. Hunger is one of the main effect of poverty and the cause of it, is death. In my opinion one of the reason for poverty is corruption which is widespread in almost all countries, only developed countries where level of corruption is low is able to successfully cope with poverty. Extreme global poverty is a problem that affects a large percentage of the world’s population and will continue to spread until no strict action is taken by their respected countries.
From a 2013 report done by UNICEF, it has shown that poverty rates rose from 30.1% in 2008 to 32.2% in 2010 and these figures are still rising. As of 2012, there are around 16.1 million children living in poverty and around 32% of us Americans living in food insecure homes are children. And in the report, we are ranked second in having
1.1 The following report has been prepared with a view to understand the reasons behind Hunger and poverty in Africa. The main matter of concern is to develop ways to resolve hunger and poverty issues. 1.2 Sub-Saharan Africa is the area with the second largest number of starving people, where almost 233 million people are undernourished. In general, the main causes of poverty are conflict, detrimental economic systems, population growth, environmental factors such as climate change and drought. Poverty itself is a major cause of hunger in sub-Saharan Africa.
Close to a billion people still live in hunger. Each year two million children die through malnutrition. This is happening at a time when doctors in Britain are warning of the spread of obesity. We are eating too much while others starve” (Jonathan Sacks) We all know hunger is out there and there are many ways we can we help. So a group of us pulled together to create a foundation known as the HHH foundation also known as the Helping Hungry Humans foundation.
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).
There is no doubt that poverty has become one of the most important real threats to economic, security, and social stability in the world. In Africa the issue of poverty still the issue that occupies the forefront of all issues of concern to peoples who still racked by the brunt. The word “Poverty” holds different meanings according to different visions of researchers, some people define it as financial, others as social and some others as cultural, therefore Poverty is a complex phenomenon that combines within its
The Niger Delta area of Nigeria has been in turmoil for a long time due to poverty and underdevelopment precipitated by corruption, greed and rent seeking behaviour. The management of Nigeria’s health care system by the government has increased poverty accelerating factors in the region. In recent times, health workers especially medical doctors have frequently embarked on strike and protests as a strategy for compelling the government to improve the health care system. During periods of strikes and protests patients are left without medical attention. Since majority of the people are poor, they find it impossible to afford medical care in private hospitals.