Poverty, the plague that spreads
Introduction about Global Poverty
According to “Global Issues,” almost half of the Earth’s population lives on less than $2.50 a day. Global Poverty and a person’s fight for survival affect people around the world mentally, physically, and emotionally.
It all begins
- Families living in countries where fewer jobs are available are more likely to fall below the poverty level.
- According to “Soaring Poverty Casts Spotlight on ‘Lost Decade,’” “The percentage of Americans living below the poverty line last year, 15.1 percent, was the highest level since 1993. (The poverty line in 2010 for a family of four was $22,314).”
- Outside of America, families are struggling just as much, some even worse than those 15.1% of people who are living below the poverty level in America.
- Dejected citizens are not living in good conditions due to sickness, disease, and other contagious illnesses that are spread throughout the communities.
- Besley explains, “Sickness reduces productivity and hence exacerbates poverty.”
- Sickness, disease, etc. spread throughout the communities to the people, there is more work that is not able to get done. As a result, less productivity increases poverty levels to extreme levels.
- Countries with little amounts of clean water cause people in the communities to become extremely dehydrated with no energy to work, and no money that is being brought into the household to support a family.
- Timothy Besley explains, “They boldly offer a list of seven ideas that work and hence, they argue, should be scaled up... chlorine dispensers, which provide clean water.”
- Many countries have provided poor nations with ways to help the communities have clean, running water, which reduce the chances of sickness and disease.
- More worldwide poverty issues can easily be created as a result of natural disasters such as erosion, deforestation, drought and water shortages.
- People are often blamed for the causes of the natural disasters because of the urge to “seek new places to live, farm, or obtain firewood” (“2015 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics”).
- Natural disasters reduce agricultural production, which prevent people from having jobs that pay enough to support a family.
- Many countries are then stuck in poverty and are unable to come out of the corrupt countries.
Violence in Poor Countries
Violence in poor countries reduces the ability to come out of poverty and without a stable government to stop the violence, it continues to grow larger than any infectious disease.
In many poor countries, the government and enforcement is broken and not enforced into communities, resulting in violence that rapidly spreads and causes more complications.
- Governments around the world are working on solutions to solve the poverty issue by gathering together government officials to create poverty plans and set targets to end poverty
There are many organizations and groups that are trying to solve global poverty.
Countries provide foreign aid to poor, developing nations in order to help them escape their poverty issue.
Global Poverty and its People
- The amount of violence and abuse in poor countries is more harmful to the people than any disease or accident that they would be able to move on from.
- Lots of poor women and young girls get raped and are dragged into other domestic abuse and violence on a daily basis, emphasizing the need for protection and a stable enforcement in developing nations.
Poor families often have difficult financial issues, which often leads to academic failure and poor health (“Also of Interest”).
Children that live in poverty are more likely to be unable to attend school, have an education, and learn important skills, which are many things we take for granted (“Putting Young People at the Heart of the Fight”).
Safety of Citizens
- Nobody is protecting the penniless people in poor communities from the violence that occurs everyday, causing the people of the community to sacrifice their lives each day, not knowing if it will be their last.
- People are sacrificing their lives into slavery because they are forced into it and they have no other choice but to die on their own.