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World hunger and poverty
Transcript of World hunger and poverty
What are the causes of hunger?
Poverty is the principal cause of hunger.
Harmful economic systems
Conflicts in the conutries
World hunger and poverty
Hunger is a term which has three meanings (Oxford English Dictionary 1971)
*The uneasy or painful sensation caused by want of food; craving appetite. Also the exhausted condition caused by want of food.
* The want or scarcity of food in a country.
* A strong desire or craving.
The state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor.
Most affected countries
1.- Democratic Republic of the Congo
6.- Central African Republic
8.- Malawi Kwacha
Number of contries suffering of hunger in the World
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that nearly 870 million people of the 7.1 billion people in the world, or one in eight, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012. Almost all the hungry people, 852 million, live in developing countries, representing 15 percent of the population of developing counties. (FAO 2012).
How does the hunger affect children?
Intellectual and motor skills
weakens vital organs
If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
-Madre Teresa de Calculta
ACORDING TO THE DICTIONARY...
Poverty is the principal cause of hunger. The causes of poverty include poor people's lack of resources, an extremely unequal income distribution in the world and within specific countries, conflict, and hunger itself.
At least 60% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day.
More than 80 percent of the world’s population lives i
According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.”
If current trends continue, the Millennium Development Goals target of halving the proportion of underweight children will be missed by 30 million children, largely because of slow progress in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.