Population: Poverty and Yemen Essay

Submitted By katrinawang
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Millions of Yemenis are being left to suffer impoverished and malnourished due to the change of government and the food prices dramatically increases push the country towards a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. Nearly half the country’s population afflicted and hundreds of thousands of children who face life-threatening levels of malnutrition and starvation, which improves the chances of giving birth to mal nourished children and play a key roles in the country’s extreme maternal mortality rate. Moreover, because the cutting of major oil pipeline, so that prices for basic goods rose fast, this resulted poor families can’t work normally in their daily life, many business closed and unemployment rose. This phenomenon also raises water scarcity and a breakdown of health services makes the situations ever worse. Furthermore, facing the problem of chronic malnutrition resulted to impair cognitive ability and low IQ. This issues lead to the risk of loosing generation of Yemenis.
In order to resolve this problem, there are two objectivities. First, the terrible malnutrition that affects the country’s population and malnutrition have a greatest impact on infants. According to the article, 58% of Yemen’s children in the country are chronically malnourished. Therefore, move forward to ending the malnutrition in Yemen is crucial. It is problem-solving for the greatest of all threats to Yemeni society. Second, reducing poverty is a big issue in Yemen. Yemen is one of the world’s poorest countries, the author Burki talks about that half of the population in Yemen live on less than US$2 per day, particular on in ten children do not reach the age of 5 years. Moreover, families try many ways to live such as remove children from school and also many people fall into debt because of buying food. It’s inability to provide sufficient income for its population largely due to its limited agricultural potential and water scarcity. Yemen have plenty food in the markets both in rural and urban areas. However, nations cannot afford to buy it, entire population are suffering hunger.
Facing malnutrition in Yemen, I think miracle food plumpynut would be one option. CBC News presented this and says that how it can save children from dangerous levels of malnutrition. The news explained that Plumpynut is cheap and easy to make. Even the chief nutritionist doctors said plumpynut is a revolution in nutritional affairs. Plumpynut doesn’t need refrigeration, water or cooking. It’s a ready to eat at the same time with vitamin-enriched concoction. Mothers simply squeeze out the paste or children can feed themselves. plumpynut formula was developed by a nutritionist, each serving is the equivalent of a glass of milk and a multivitamins. It basically involves peanut butter, powered milk, powdered sugar, and enriched with vitamins and minerals. It tastes like a peanut butter paste. This favor is sweet so that children cannot get enough of it. This food may just in need for Yemen to advance, cure and prevent malnutrition. Despite hunger challenge, government should raise salaries, increase affordability or imposing price controls, distributing food, probably use food subsidies to help hunger population and strategic stocks can be considered for emergency event. Govenment should provide humanitarian aid including good basic services such as long power backouts and water shortages. Moreover, governments should support diversify imports through bilateral government to government trade agreements. This way can increase local agricultural production. On the other hand, government should demand Yemeni authorities allow the exercises of the fundamental rights of peaceful assembly and expression immediately, and stop attacking against civilians. So the humanitarian crisis will be diminished. Also the Yemeni authorities should meet the requirements to get donor aid which including suitable programs and intensive labor. It is necessary to have free market in Yeman to end