Hunger in Africa
By: Lacey Lardinois
Are you ever hungry after school? Imagine having that feeling 24/7.
How hunger affects people in Africa.
"NAIROBI, Kenya — Five children around Africa die every minute because of chronic malnutrition, according to a report released Wednesday that also said that almost half a billion children are at risk of permanent damage over the next 15 years."
About 1 billion people regularly suffer from hunger, most are moms that feed their family and there is not any food left for them to eat.
The drought caused a food shortage in Africa.
The drought caused many people to go hungry.
The farmers could not farm because they had no water to water their crops.
Lack of knowledge caused farmers to over use the land which didn't help the soil to remain moist and productive.
The people of Africa need to change the way they farm to increase the supply of food.
The government has outlawed the use of genetically modified crops. This must be revoked so that Africa's farmers can provide more food for their people.
Better irrigation is also needed to help the crops grow.