There are currently 19.5 million refugees and 38 million internally displaced people worldwide with the number increasing every week with the crises in Syria (“Internally Displaced People Figures” n.d.). In 2014 Africa has about 11.8 million internally displaced people. By the standards created during the 1951 UN treaty for what makes a person a refugee, most internally displaced people do not meet the requirements. This leaves internally displaced people with little help given to them to survive. (Idemudia,2014, p. 1; Akl et al., 2015, P. 1). In 2002 there were 850 million chronically undernourished people worldwide with Sub-Saharan Africa accounting for 25% of people chronically undernourished. Even with the help given to the Sub-Saharan Africa area, a third of the African households still have the risks of food shortages (Haile, 2005 P. 1).…show more content… Nearly 1/3 of the 580,000 homeless live in 10 cities in the United States. There are 67,810 homeless people in New York City. In the Los Angeles County there are 34,393 homeless people, in Clark County there are 9,417 homeless people, in King County there are 8,949 homeless people, in San Diego county there are 8,506 Homeless people, in Washington, DC there are 7,748 homeless, In Santa Clara there are 7,567 homeless people, in Denver there are 6,621 homeless people, In San Francisco there are 6,408 homeless people, and in Chicago there are 6,287 homeless people. (Canon,2015, P.
global/regional trends since the 1900s.
* 1900’s- 13% urban (220 million)
* 1950’s 29% urban (732 million)
* 2005- 49% urban (3.2 billion)
* 2030- 60% urban (4.9 billion)
* Rich world and Latin America urban population- 75% urban
* Africa & Asia least urban population- 33% (but experiencing most urban growth)
Explain the meaning of the “Urban Millennium” term.
* Developing world- 93% of the growth
Place geographically the largest world cities in 1950, 2000 and 2015.…
and malnutrition are the single gravest threats to the world's public health and malnutrition is by far the biggest contributor to child mortality, present in half of all cases. Almost 90% of maternal deaths during childbirth occur in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, compared to less than 1% in the developed world.
Those who live in poverty have also been shown to have a far greater likelihood of having or incurring a disability within their lifetime.[Infectious diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis…
world a child is and what period of history is being examined. Furthermore, it changes according to the social group being considered. For example, the age in which anyone can marry across Europe is a fairly standard age of sixteen but in the Indian sub-continent it is not unheard of for girls to marry at the age of twelve (Maynard and Powell, 2013). In the Western Culture, this could be viewed as abusive. Campaigners suggest that early marriage can lead to early pregnancy, which in turn has a huge…
A. Significance of the Study
B. What is Poverty?
C. History of Poverty in the Philippines
D. Demographics of Poverty
II. Entrenched factors associated with poverty
A. Colonial Histories
B. Centralization of Power
E. Environmental degradation
F. Social Inequality
III. Lethal and Long-term Effect of Poverty…
Sociological Views of Poverty
Professor Yelena Gidenko
February 12, 2012
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the most common reasons people died were accidents
or communicable diseases like pneumonia. Today, millions die each day from poverty. How
can poverty be defined? And what is the difference between absolute and relative poverty? In
the paper I will address these issues along with sociological views of poverty. Poverty is a…