The second case is when crime is created through poverty. People stuck inside poverty sometimes have no choice but to become part of crime just to survive. Stealing becomes a way of surviving and providing food and in extreme cases to buy drugs. Sadly drugs and poverty usually go hand in hand with many people. The more drugs they want, the more they steel and the deeper they fall into the poverty hole.
Since majority of the people are poor, they find it impossible to afford medical care in private hospitals. This results in high death rates especially among the poor and low income group. Increase in the number of deaths brings further hardships on families especially when the deceased was the ‘bread winner’ of the family. This sometimes results in children becoming victims of child labour and involvement in anti-social activities. The inefficiency in Nigeria’s health care system can be attributed to inadequate attention given to health care services delivery by the government.
Many people including the father of Tanzania “Julius Kambarage Nyerere” tried to solve the issue of poverty in Tanzania by implementing policies to help the economy, but they failed. The inability to solve this problem causes the community to suffer from many diseases, poor living conditions, unsafe working environment, and alcohol and substance abuse. According to many researches the main reason for poverty in the developing countries is the high percentage of illiteracy especially in Africa, “Around the world,
Poverty itself is a major cause of hunger in sub-Saharan Africa. Many children and adults die due to lack of food and illness every year. This is a major issue concerning the world and it needs to be stopped so that people can live their life with no difficulties nor would they have to suffer from starvation or poverty. 1.3 For this study, the descriptive report was created through secondary research done online by visiting relevant websites related to the topic and collecting data and information reliable to hunger and poverty in Africa, then finally putting it together to form the final report. 1.4 Africa is known as one of the richest part of the world yet it is also the poorest region when it comes to hunger and poverty despite the natural wealth and aid flow.
Poverty is when people cannot satisfy their basic needs, such as food and water. This gives us an idea of how bad their situation can lead to. Imagine people your age not having a place to live in, so they just sleep wherever they can, or imagine that children are sleeping with empty stomachs, almost starving, while you have so much food that you can’t even choose which one to eat now and which one to keep for later . There are many factors that make a country poorer than others. Some factors are caused by the people who live in that country, while other factors are due to the actual resources the country has, the economy of the country, and even social inequality.
There are various examples that personify the face of poverty in South Africa that can be seen in our lives in South Africa on a daily basis. Poverty within South Africa can be said to have been caused by historical events such as Apartheid, to name one. Although poverty is such a big issue within South Africa, there have been interventions to try to reduce poverty both in the past and recently, but not all of these interventions succeeded in their goal, as many failed. Poverty can be defined as the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support. The face of poverty within South Africa can be seen on a regular basis within our lives as South Africans.
This is where there is a large divide between rich and poor, with some South Africans living above the poverty line while others lives and incomes are worse than the general standard of living. Not only this, but certain South Africans also face absolute poverty, where they face lack of basic necessities, isolation from social activities, lack of information and hope, and fear for their children’s lives and futures due to poverty. In South Africa alone, 18 million children are affected by poverty and there is a 23.3% unemployment rate. These shocking figures emphasize the poor poverty situation South Africa faces. Sickness, no income and poor education all play large roles in poverty in South Africa.
This phenomena is having a negative effect in our society, and is responsible for many of the issues we are facing today, such as the increase in crime, poor health, unemployment, limited access to education, these factors are the main contributors that leads to the disruption of peace among the population. If we are unable to meet our basic needs like food, shelter, security, as outlined by Maslow’s hierarchy of needs it is impossible for us to be a productive member of society. Poverty is the main social problem responsible for poor health in our society. In Belize poverty is the main reason we have such high incidence of mal-nutrition among our children. With Toledo district having the highest rates followed by Orange walk and Cayo.
In this era of 21st century, poverty is still happening around the world despite the country is developed or less developed. There is no exact definition for poverty however World Bank defined poverty as inability of human affording the basic needs, such as clean water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing and shelter. Besides, poverty is measured using the terms absolute and relative (UNESCO, 2015). Poverty is said the greatest threat to political stability in developing world because when a developing country is facing poverty, it may cause the social tensions among the people in the country to increase and then threaten the country stability. Furthermore, the effects of poverty are said interrelated as they do not occur alone.
In the sub-Saharan Africa only 60% of children attend the elementary schools; this is because many children forego school in order to focus on making a living. Lack of education and illiteracy is a problem that limits the employment opportunities of the citizens which increases the rate of unemployment and poverty in our continent. Inequality and political conflicts Social inequality arises from the cultural ideas about different races, genders, ethnic groups etc. Political conflicts between competing parties in some countries make the states of those countries to favor specific race or people and depriving others the opportunities and it in turn causes poverty due to low standards of living. Africa is a continent that is popular for its civil wars within the same country or either between neighboring countries.