International Relation Question
Why is hunger a big problem to people in many different parts of the countries and how can we fix this issue? In addition we can connect this to Power because there are many countries and states that hold the power of food but not willing to give it out or do anything about it?
Hunger is a big problem in society now a days maybe not in the USA but in other parts of the country such as Africa like according to documents I was reading about world hunger I found out that 11.3% of the world’s population is very hungry due to lack of food. That’s roughly 805 million people who go undernourished on a daily basis, consuming less than the recommended 2,100 calories a day. In addition to that the world produces enough food to feed all 7 billion people, but those who go hungry either do not have land to grow food or money to purchase it. So people who have food problem unless they have like a farm or backyard then usually can make food if they have good soil.
10 countries that have achieved greatest success in reducing the total number of hungry people in proportion to their national population are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Cuba, Georgia, Ghana, Kuwait, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Thailand and Venezuela. However, 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. Poverty is really a key to hunger which is bad but and example I can bring in my sociology class in Manifest Destiny which was a period were United States also saw the chance to spread the American sense of freedom. They could teach other populations about their democratic, religious, and cultural ways and also it was a time where people and immigrants had a chance to leave their horrible conditions such as poverty and hunger and having no job to a better place called the USA to have a better life of joy and success.
In 2010, an estimated 7.6 million children more than 20,000 a day died. Poor nutrition plays a role in at least half of these deaths. Nearly 98% of worldwide hunger exists in underdeveloped countries. Almost 1 in every 15 children in developing countries dies before the age of 5, most of them from hunger-related causes. While hunger exists worldwide, 526 million hungry people live in Asia. Over a quarter of the world’s undernourished people live in Sub-Saharan Africa. Almost 1 in 4 people in this region is chronically hungry. When a mother is undernourished during pregnancy, the baby is often born undernourished, too. Every year, 17 million children are born this way due to a mother’s lack of nutrition before and during pregnancy. Similarly, women in hunger are so deficient of basic nutrients (like iron) that 315,000 die during childbirth from hemorrhaging every year. https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-world-hunger
Hunger makes a big impact on society because without food we cant function or have the strength to stay strong and it’s sad really the fact that a lot of countries are dying because of no food and nobody has a say it this. Hunger is a perilous cycle that passes from one generation to the next: Families who struggle with chronic hunger and malnutrition consistently go without the nutrients their minds and bodies need, which then prevents them from being able to work, go to school, or improve their lives. According to Mercy Corps believes that breaking the cycle of poverty and building strong communities begins when every person has enough nutritious food to live a healthy and productive life. It is key to our work in more than 40 countries around the world. Around the world, 821 million people do not have enough of the food they need to live an active, healthy life. One in every nine people goes to bed hungry each night, including 20 million people currently at risk of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria.
People suffering from chronic hunger are plagued with recurring illnesses, developmental disabilities and low productivity. They are often forced to use all their limited physical and financial resources just to put food on the table.Ninety-eight percent of the world’s hungry live in developing regions. The highest number of malnourished people, 520 million, lives in Asia and the Pacific, in countries like Indonesia and the Philippines.In sub-Saharan Africa, 243 million people face hunger in arid countries like Ethiopia, Niger and Mali. 43 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean are struggling to find enough to eat, in places like Guatemala and Haiti. The majority of these hungry families live in rural areas where they widely depend on agriculture to survive.
In the hungriest countries, families struggle to get the food they need because of several issues: lack of infrastructure like roads and storage facilities, frequent war and displacement, natural disaster, climate change, and chronic poverty.
The majority of those who are hungry live in countries experiencing ongoing conflict and violence — 489 million of 821 million. The numbers are even more striking for children. More than 75 percent of the world’s malnourished children (122 million of 155 million) live in countries affected by conflict. Also hunger is a problem because some countries have weak markets and there are no connection to food.