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My View On World Hunger/ Poverty
As are there many causes there are also many effects of World Hunger. More than two million children die from dehydration. Babies die of malnutrition every day. If you are malnourished you will have a very weak immune system and can be very vulnerable of infection. Underweight children would spend less time in school which would have a major impact on their adulthood. Globally, it is estimated that nearly 226 million children shorter than they should be. In addition, shorter children score significantly lower on intelligence tests than do normal children.http://www.freedomfromhunger.org/info/
Other surprising facts about World Hunger. Worldwide 115 million kids under the age of 5 are underweight. 1 in 7 people in the world will go to the bed hungry tonight. 925 million people are malnourished in the world today. Asia and pacific region is home to over half the world’s population, and nearly 2/3 of the world’s hungry people. Hunger is the world’s number 1 health risk, it kills more people every year than Aids, Malaria, and Tuberculosis combined. Every 15 million children die of starvation every year. Every 3.6 seconds someone dies of hunger. http://library.thinkquest.org/C002291/high/present/stats.htm
Facts about many places with starvation and hunger in Africa. A child dies from starvation in Africa every 8 to 12 seconds. Every year 17 million are born underweight because their mothers are malnourished in Africa. About 183 million children weigh less than they should for their age in Africa. For the price of a missile a school full of hungry children could eat lunch every day for 5 years, in Africa. Malnutrition is in more than half of all child deaths worldwide, a proportion matched more than by any infectious disease since the Black Death.
These are facts about starvation and hunger in U.S. More than 16 million American children are at risk of hunger, almost 1/5. Nearly 1 in 5 children in the U.S is served by “Feeding America”, America’s largest food bank. Kids who experience hunger are more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression, behavior problems, and other illnesses. It would cost $10 billion to $12 billion a year to virtually end hunger in our nation. 96 billion pounds of food available for human consumption in the United States were thrown away by retailers, restaurants, farmers, and households over the course of a year. http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-hunger-us
These are solutions to stop World Hunger. Help at home. It isn’t only Africa and other third-world countries where hunger exists; there are thousands of hungry people in most so-called wealthy countries around the world. Wherever you live, there will be organizations, soup kitchens and shelters that provide food for those who can’t feed themselves. You can volunteer your time or skills within your local area and help to stamp out hunger close to home. Become a vegetarian. Volunteer at food banks. Encourage restaurants to donate food and kitchen equipment to those in need. Give money to worthy hunger-related organizations. Contribute to canned food drives, or start one of your own. Hi