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WORLD HUNGER

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high infant-mortality rates
vulnerability to common illnesses
increased risk of infection
acute vulnerability in times of disaster
impediments to development
impediments to economic growth Namibia Baton Rouge World Hunger Awareness The basics Analysis Search Think Others Pray Action Hunger
- a strong desire or need for food or nutrients
- Includes malnutrition
a Lack of nutritional elements necessary for human health and development
- Continuous lack of nutrients necessary to achieve and maintain optimum health, well being, and protection from disease
Hunger is worldwide Prayer women children Ethiopia John 6:35 40.2% of population is considered undernourished
Many causes to why this number is so high Isaiah 58:10 Matthew 25:35 Deuteronomy15:11 Guatemala 30.4% are considered undernourished
a variety of reasons why the rate of hunger and undernourishment is so high Ways to solve
World Hunger National governments and State departments have to finance the purchase of food by less economically developed countries to solve the problem of distribution
Canceling world debt
provide countries with the ability to help themselves
Education Organizations Catholic Relief Services
mission is to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic social teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person
World Food Programme
world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide
five objectives in strategic plan
Bread for the World
collective Christian voice urging our nation's decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad
Action against Hunger
global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger
runs life-saving programs in countries benefiting five million people Causes: Nicaragua 20.1% of population is undernourished
There are many reasons for undernourishment here Bible Verses Haiti 44.5% of population is considered undernourished
Many facts of Haiti and causes to their hunger issues. Caritas in Veritate Alternatives Consequences currently 33.9% of population is undernourished
Reasons for hunger being such an issue include... http://quiz.wfp.org/ There is enough food for everyone on the planet to have food, however because of a mis-distribution of wealth and resources hunger still results
Some leading causes include:
poverty
conflict
climate changes and disasters
lack of education currently about 925 million people are considered hungry or undernourished. For 1 in 8 Louisianians Hunger is a problem
There are many programs throughout the state to help struggling hunger victims The vast majority of hungry people (98 percent) live in developing countries, where almost 15% of the population is undernourished. Asia and the Pacific have the largest share of the world's hungry people (some 563 million)
If women farmers had the same access to resources as men, the number of hungry in the world could be reduced by up to 150 million.
Undernutrition contributes to 2.6 million deaths of children under five each year - one third of the global total.
One out of six children -- roughly 100 million -- in developing countries is underweight.
80 percent of the world's stunted children live in just 20 countries.
66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.
$3.2 billion is needed per year to reach all 66 million hungry school-age children.
To satisfy the world's sanitation and food requirements would cost only US$13 billion- what the people of the United States and the European Union spend on perfume each year. facts in general 60% of the world's hunger can be attributed to women
if women farmers had the same access to resources that many men have number of hunger in the world could be reduced up to 150 million
many children are underweight due to mother's undernourished body
results in death of the child
child hunger
50% of pregnant women are iron deficient a child dies every five seconds because of a hunger related disease
146 million hungry in developing countries are underweight children
symptoms of under nutrition are most visible in children
160 days of illness
one out of six children is underweight
one third of the world's global total in children dies each year because of under nutrition United States History Encyclical 49 million people in the United States are hungry
In 2010 17.2 million households were food insecure. This is the highest number ever recorded in the United States Irish Potato Famine (1845 -1851)
Chinese Famine (1958-1961)
North Korea Famine (1995-1998) similar to action- helping out the local food bank, donations, joining organizations
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