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Poverty in Africa

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Sarah Klarenbeek

on 5 April 2013

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Get the Facts Poverty In Africa What is it happening? Get out There!! Africa is suffering from severe poverty. There is a growing concern for the health, safety and dignity for the citizens of Africa. Most people are living below the national poverty line. People in Africa struggle to live on $1-$2 a day. That is a maximum of $7-$14 a week. According to the ABS The average Australian family would spend around $1236 a week on goods and services. That is a massive difference of $1222.
While struggling to pay for even the bare necessities of life, people in Africa do not have the luxury of immunising them selves against infectious diseases. This is why Africa is plagued with awful diseases and is suffering from an aids epidemic.

Did you know: Out of the 48 poorest countries in the world, Africa is home to 32 of them. Imagine you are Burtukan A look at the life of a young girl living in the horn of Africa Human right #25 is being breached all over Africa. That is the right to food and shelter to all ( We all have the right to a good life. Mothers and children, people who are old, unemployed or disabled, and all people have the right to be cared for) There has been stated many time that theere are 3 basic needs of a human: Food, shelter and clothes. As you can clearly see not many of these things are being given to the people suffering in Africa.

This relates to being a democracy because democratiuc principles are being ignored such as : Every citizen has certain basic rights that the state cannot take away, No one is above the law, Office holder can not use their power to enrich themselves. How does this Relate to Human rights and Democracy ? One person can make a difference, All you have to do is believe. If you don't wish, you will never try, if you don't try you will never know. Here is an absoulutely amazing story about a young girl called Rachel. All she did was had a wish. So what can we do ? Find out how you can help today. Whether it be a few dollars to Unicef to immunise a child or doing the 40 hour famine. Every little dream can make a big difference.
Here is a list of just a few of the many places you can help make a difference: Burtukan's strory is one of many, As you can see her story was used by world vision when making movies for the 40 hour famine. Why is it Happening? Africa has been unlucky enough to end up in this situation. However there are people to blame. There are people that are responsible for the turmoil in these countries. Africa has ended up in poverty because there are known parts of their government that are corrupt. It was once said by President Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf (Liberia) " Africa is not poor, it is poorly managed." Having a corrupt government can lead to things such as : Conflicts, people using and power for their own benefit and much more. Did you know: the number of people in the sub- saharan district of Africa that are suffering from poverty has doubled since 1981? 40 hour famine: Find out when the next one is running and raise some money for people starving in Africa. Charity Water: Find out how you can donate money towards helping people get clean water ( This company works all over the world, dealing with unfortunate countries) Breadline Africa: ( Blogger Bake off) Find out how you can donate and help this organisation turn shipping containers into community kitchens that bring hope and warmth World Vision: Find out how to sponsor a child and help kids in need. Unicef: Help by making a donation and UNicef will vaccinate against HIV/Aids as well as help protect children from violence and exploitation One small wish can make a massive difference!
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