Global poverty By: anna karchov

"Global poverty- is often defined in absolute terms of low income – less than US$2 a day, for example. But in reality, the consequences of poverty exist on a relative scale. The poorest of the poor, around the world, have the worst health" ("WHO | Poverty." WHO. World Health Organization, n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2016) Death by Birth Place: 7 countries are home to 65% of the world’s hungry: India, China, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan and Ethiopia, 101 million children are not attending primary school, and 1 billion children are deprived of one or more services essential to survival and development.

There are 5 different major problems faced by those living in poverty such as, water, food/nutrition, jobs, education, natural disasters. Water and food are essential for survival, as water and nutrition comes so easy to us we see running water as a normal everyday thing while different country's have no access to clean, running water, we couldn't imagine life with out it. Jobs and education is a huge part of the reason for global poverty, if you don't get an education getting a job is extremely difficult, with out a good paying job you could live in poverty forever. With out aid natural disasters can be terrible, since they don't have the resources we do natural disaster can be horrible.

The amount of money we spend on foreign aid is 1% percent of our budget while about 57% percent is spent on military. In 2017 were planned to spend 34.0 billion on foreign aid. Today we aid more then 100 countries around the world.

WATER AND SANITATION

Water is one of the most essential things for survival, yet nearly 800 million people lack access to clean water and 2.5 billion lack modern sanitation.

Over the next 40 years combined with changing diets we are expected to change food demand by 70% by 2050.

We rely on water for health and water for food. They're increasing water productivity in agriculture and industry, improving water resource management, strengthening resilience and fast response to disasters. They've already brought safe water and sanitation to more then 50 million people.
In summer 2016 many community's in rural Ethiopia lacked access to safe drinking water. In Duma Kerkele they were facing the same problem until a failing water system meant they had to get their water from a distant river. In June 2016 USAID rehabilitated the shallow well in Duma Kerkele, the community also agreed to responsible use of the well. The rehabilitated well now gives 350 people access to clean easy accessable water.

After seeing what USAID did for Duma Kerkele I believe they can help the whole world with poverty if we increase the money we spend on foreign assistance by a little.

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