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Transcript of World Hunger
*239 in southern Africa
*53 million in Latin America and Caribbean
*37 million in North Africa
*19 million in developed countries Malnutrition- result of unbalanced diet that doesn't include sufficient nutrients general symptoms include weight loss, dizziness, and fatigue.
Poverty- condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support. Extremely poor.
Famine- extreme scarcity of food. Play games on
freerice.com. For each question you answer correctly they'll give 10 grains of rice to someone in need in order to help end hunger. Famines -There is information regarding famines that dates back to 441 BC. Here are some of the most recent famines: -Many in Ethiopia. A large famine occurred in 1888 when an infectious disease spread through the country's cattle, killing 90%. This coincided with a deadly outburst of smallpox and substantial drought causing one-third of its population to perish. -A 2005 Nigerian food crisis
-2010 Sahel famine
-The Chinese famine of 1928 which, due to a major drought, caused about three million deaths
-The Great Leap Forward, China 1958-61. Mao Zedong was attempting to transform China into an industrial centered nation rather than agricultural. During that attempt, not enough food was produced and18-42 million people died "When I die, don't build a monument to me. Don't bestow me degrees from great universities. Just clothe the naked. Say that I tried to house the homeless. Let people say that I tried to feed the hungry." Martin Luther King, Jr. Famous for his contributions to the African-American civil rights movement, King also considered solving world huger an important issue as well. WAFER is a local organization in La Crosse county that provides food for those in need "no questions asked."To get food, residents can stop by Monday through Friday. Their mission is to, "eliminate hunger by harvesting community resources and being the voice of the hungry." The Hunger Task Force of La Crosse serves 59 meal sites and food pantries. Usually providing 30,000 pounds of food, the Hunger Task Force founded the Kane Street Garden to provide healthy and fresh food for those in need. Map of World Hunger -Help poorer people find and keep jobs and be trained for jobs where they are able to make a wage to live off of.
-Fair trade and making sure third world countries aren't forced to sell all of their food to larger, wealthier nations. World Hunger refers to the many people world wide who currently face an insufficient quantity of food. Daily, these individuals suffer from stunted growth, a greater risk of contracting diseases, starvation, and death.
*The hunger Site states one person dies of hunger every 3.2 seconds*