World Hunger More reports of starving children

Vocabulary Words:

Adequate: acceptable, up to typical standards

Many of the developing countries around the world do not have acceptable water use on a daily basis. The water they drink doesn't have the proper sanitation to be healthy in other countries.

Sanitation: how clean something is to the public or to a person

Sanitation is a problem in many things around the world today, but mainly water. Humans need water in order to stay alive and if the sanitation is not good in the water many people can get sick from it like in developing countries.

Pneumonia:

Infection that inflames air sacs in one or both lungs, which may fill with fluid

When you aren't getting the right nutrition many diseases can go around and can infect your body. WIthout the right medicines to protect the body from harm anyone could get an pneumoniae anytime which can cause harm to the body and potentially death.

Malnutrition:

lack of proper nutrition, caused by not having enough to eat, not eating enough of the right things, or being unable to use the food that one does eat.

If the human body requires the right malnutrition everyday and many of the starving people around the world aren't getting that, it can be very harmful to the body. This can cause the body to be immune to diseases a lot easier and can cause weakness too.

Acutely: unpleasant or not really welcome. Many of the children around the world aren’t getting the right nutrition they need each day. They were taught to give their food to the animals instead of eating it themselves which makes their nutrition support very weak.

Forego: the decline of something. Many of the older children are asked to give up their food to the cattle because they are dying of hunger. So the older children have to forego their meals and give them up for the cattle because it is there job.

Pneumonia:

Infection that inflames air sacs in one or both lungs, which may fill with fluid

When you aren't getting the right nutrition many diseases can go around and can infect your body. WIthout the right medicines to protect the body from harm anyone could get an pneumoniae anytime which can cause harm to the body and potentially death.

Malnutrition:

lack of proper nutrition, caused by not having enough to eat, not eating enough of the right things, or being unable to use the food that one does eat.

If the human body requires the right malnutrition everyday and many of the starving people around the world aren't getting that, it can be very harmful to the body. This can cause the body to be immune to diseases a lot easier and can cause weakness too.

  • Why are so many people starving around the world?

There are many reasons why people are starving around the world today. Some of the reasons are drought, population size, not enough money, biofuel production, low productivity, HIV/AIDS, etc. Bill Gates, a multimillionaire business magnet has a foundation for world hunger and how he thinks it can be improved.The author of gatesnotes says, “While the global health community is still working to understand all of the causes and solutions to malnutrition, we do know a lot about how to ensure children get the nutrition they need for a healthy start to life.” While many people lack the knowledge of starving children around the world, Bill Gates stats an idea of what the children need to receive to get their daily needs everyday. While many people know about the starving children around the world, they do not know the correct nutrition they need to help their bodies grow. “Of the world’s hungry people, 98% live in developing countries. The root causes of food insecurity and malnutrition are poverty and inequity rather than shortages,”says Saad Muse, and author from the African News Service. Many people are highly vulnerable to hunger and malnutrition. Some of the people that have lack of access to food also are very affected by starvation. They can live in areas affected by drought, live close to a war zone,and single mothers can be affected because they don't have the money to afford the entire household. Other factors could be that one parent is disabled, those that don’t have access to water for farming and gardening so they cannot grow there plants, and those that don’t have access to money to buy agricultural things. The United States has many methods to try to help prevent starvation rates from going up.

What can the United States do to help prevent so many people from starving?

There are three key ways that the United States can help reduce world hunger and poverty. The United States can influence public policy to support the hungry, contribute financially to reduce hunger and poverty, or work directly with the poor people. Bill Gates, a multimillionaire business magnet, has a foundation and a profit for world hunger. He says, “We’re also beginning to develop new crops that are more-nutritious--including a sweet potato that’s enriched with vitamin A—and also produce a higher yield.” The more nutritious crops that can be grown in developing countries, can help reduce world hunger. Many of the woman that live in these poor countries have children. When they breastfeed their child, it isn’t getting enough nutrients in the mothers breastfeeding milk for the baby to survive. “That’s why we continue to research the best ways to address cultural beliefs and other barriers that have kept almost half of all women from using optimal breastfeeding practices,” says the author of Morning Edition, Cengage Gale. World hunger affects more than 925 million people in the world, causing it can be a very deathly condition. The United States needs to target the people who produce the food worldwide. Heifer International has been working with small farming communities to raise and create surplus crops that can be sold to the hungry. The United States is starting an organization to connect farmers together to supply food to the hungry. Working faster and bigger has to be the ultimate goal so they hungry people around the world can be feed. This can also lead to farming in the developing countries. This way the children and their families can have food on the table, and they can also have enough food for their livestock too.

Why are the children and the parents educated to give their food to animals?

Many children that are brought up in developing countries are taught to feed their younger siblings and livestock before themselves. They are required to do this because the younger siblings depend on the milk from the cows as their meals and if they cows don’t get enough food they cannot produce the food the milk they need to. Saad Muse, the author from African News Service says,” ELDER children in Somalia are skipping meals so they can share food with livestock and enable younger siblings survive on cow's milk.” These developing countries do not have access to food everyday which causes some of the families to go hungry for days. These families cannot get food for many reasons. Some of the reasons are: lack of roads and transportation, frequent wars and displacement of things, farming that is destroyed by natural disasters, and just poverty in general. All of these are factors of why many families in developing countries cannot get food on a regular basis to fit their bodies needs. “In some villages, older children are asked to forego meals and give their food to livestock, which are dying daily from hunger,” says the author of Morning Edition, Cengage Gale. Not only are the families dying of starvation, but so are the livestock. The livestock are key factors to the families because they do produce things like dairy and meat if possible. Another factor is that some people live as far away was 125 kilometers just to consume water on a daily basis. This is also a big concern for many families too because not only are they dying from hunger, but they also aren't getting enough water on the daily. Many families in developing countries go every single day leading to 1 death per 10 seconds.

What percent of people don’t go without food for a day?

Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough healthy good nutritious food to eat everyday. This is about one in nine people on the earth. The majority of the people not getting enough nutrients everyday live in developing countries. 12.9 percent of people in developing countries are undernourished with nutrients. Donald McNeil, a science and health reporter says, “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.” Many people in developing countries earn up to 1 to 2 dollars a day. That is not enough money to support a family of five, cattle, and to buy nutrients for the farming. 3.6 million children suffer from food shortages every single day, and fifty percent of the families suffering have farming as their main jobs. Erin Greenberg, background in journalism, communications and international development has led her to different corners of the world, reporting and investigating sustainable development and human rights. She says, “Every 10 seconds a child dies from hunger related disease.” Children worldwide in developing countries don't get the right nutrients they need everyday to fulfill their bodies needs. Another problem the people have in developing countries is that there isn't a doctor to help fulfill the people's needs. So when they get sick it is death for them.

What are some of the diseases and factors caused by starvation?

Donald McNeil, a science and health reporter says,“Measles, diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria- all of which are worsened when starvation weakens immune system-were taking a huge toll on infants and toddlers.” Many of the children that do not get food on a daily basis struggle with all of theses issues. A diet without a lot of protein is more prone to disease because the immune system is weaker. Scientists have found in research that an essential amino acid in that intake is tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid often found in foods such as milk, eggs, cheese and beans.When the body does not have sufficient tryptophan intake, its natural immune system is altered. This changes the types of bacteria that live in the bowel, making the body more sensitive and ultimately leading to symptoms of diarrhea and inflamed intestines, which may evolve into symptoms of starvation. Another problem that developing countries have, is that their are no doctors to help treat them in their countries. “But because some roads are so dangerous that food can only move with army escorts or by helicopter, and because Boko Haram may send suicide bombers into any large gathering, M.S.F. does more unannounced “one shot” deliveries for safety’s sake, hoping the food will remain in the intended hands,” says Bill Gates, a business magnet and an author of gatesnotes. There is a lot of war in developing countries and some of the roads are not safe to travel on, meaning that the food cannot get to a certain city where people are. This causes the food to either be stolen by other armies, or having the guards keep all of it. This also causes the people in the city to go without food for another day, which causes more diseases and sicknesses. The United States can come up with more options to help developing countries so the starvation numbers will go down.

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WORKS CITED

Greenberg, Erin. “Know Your World: Facts About Hunger and Poverty.” The Hunger Project, 21 December 2016, http://www.thp.org/knowledge-center/know-your-world-facts-about-hunger-poverty/. Accessed 20 January 2017.

Gates, Bill. “Why Does Hunger Still Exist in Africa?” Gatesnotes, 1 August 2014, https://www.gatesnotes.com/Development/Why-Does-Hunger-Still-Exist-Africas-Table-Day-One. Accessed 21 January 2017.

McNeil, Donald. “Malnutrition Wiping Out Children in Northern Nigeria, Aid Workers Say.” The New York Times, 23 January 2017, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/23/health/malnutrition-nigeria-children.html?_r=0 . Accessed 23 January 2017.

Muse, Saad. “Starving Children, Livestock Share Food.” Electronic Library for Minnesota, 20 December 2016, http://ic.galegroup.com.proxy.elm4you.org/ic/suic/NewsDetailsPage/NewsDetailsWindow?disableHighlighting=false&displayGroupName=News&currPage=&scanId=&query=&source=&prodId=SUIC&search_within_results=&p=SUIC&mode=view&catId=&u=mnsminitex&limiter=&display-query=&displayGroups=&contentModules=&action=e&sortBy=&documentId=GALE%7CA474569100&windowstate=normal&activityType=&failOverType=&commentary=. Accessed 24 January 2017.

Cengage, Gale. “Food Aid Welcomed In Besieged Syrian City of Madaya.” Electronic Library for Minnesota, 4 March 2016, :http://ic.galegroup.com.proxy.elm4you.org/ic/suic/AudioDetailsPage/AudioDetailsWindow?disableHighlighting=false&displayGroupName=Audio&currPage=&scanId=&query=&source=&prodId=SUIC&search_within_results=&p=SUIC&mode=view&catId=&u=mnsminitex&limiter=&display-query=&displayGroups=&contentModules=&action=e&sortBy=&documentId=GALE%7CA446201939&windowstate=normal&activityType=&failOverType=&commentary=. Accessed 25 January 2017.

Bagri, N. (2017). Horrifying images of starving children reveal the ongoing toll of Yemen’s forgotten war. Quartz. https://qz.com/779689/horrifying-images-of-starving-children-reveal-the-ongoing-toll-of-yemens-forgotten-war/ Retrieved 21 February 2017.

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