April 29th 2016, Megan Thode
Weather plays a big part in world hunger and it can lead to poverty and more world hunger. Things like weather we can't help.
Droughts are very common in food shortage. Droughts happen when the area doesn't get enough rain. This makes the ground dry and makes it too hard to grow anything. You can find droughts in Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya. Those are only a few of the countries who are desperate for water. Most farmers depend on rainfall to fertilize their plants but without it, it can be very difficult. Farm animals are getting sick from droughts and other diseases.
Floods are the opposite of droughts. This happens when the area gets too much rainfall and it starts to flood the area. They can wash away homes, cars, and a town. It can be very hard to recover and it's a common way of world hunger.
Will this get better?
How can we do it
Food donations can play a huge part of stopping world hunger. Although we can't get everybody to do it, it helps to feed one more person. Access to education is a big one. Especially in developing countries where in school they provide free lunches. It may not seem like much in the US, but it's big in developing countries. Poor nutrition causes 45 percent of the deaths of children under 5. We need to make sure our kids are getting the nutrition they need. Especially at young ages. Lastly we need to be leaders. World hunger can end but we need to work together.