World Famine

Famine in the World and what it is doing to the population

Numbers

800 million people suffer from hunger and two people per 10,000 die from malnutrition each day. There are 390,000,000 Africans are consuming less than the nutritional target of 2,100 calories per day. People that live on only $1 or $2 a day, spend 70% of their money on their food. 100 million people could be pushed deeper into poverty because of rocketing food prices. Officials warn that 800,000 children could die from malnutrition. Already 29% of the population are chronically malnourisheed. 2 million people will have to be fed or face starvation. By January the number will have risen to 5.1 million.

Rising Prices

Millions of people were not going hungry six months ago, but now are.100,000,00 people could be pushed deeper into poverty because of rocketing food prices. This also causes riots and protests around the world. Awareness of rising food prices were ongoing but nobody did anything about it until the poor took the streets in protest.

The Solution.

People need to know that the numbers are way too high. Supporting small farms with tools that they need to produce more food is one step closer to ending world hunger. All schools should serve school lunch to kids in need of it for free. Instant feeding programs make sure that no infant will go hungry and die at a young age.

MLA

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