Poverty: Malnutrition and United Nations Essay

Submitted By bhawanaacharya
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Poverty The gap between the world’s rich and poor has never been wider. Million are being forced to live in poverty. It is up to you and I to make a difference before a significant proportion of the world’s population drown in an ocean of poverty. According to United Nations, about 21,000 people die every day due to hunger. This could be a poverty free world if everyone take action to change the world. There are few stories that better summarize the problem of poverty. It’s been an issue, and how to end it has been debated since the beginning of the time. Yet, ending poverty begins with a change within ourselves. If we decide to take action out of a personal conviction, the world that we live in would look drastically different, for the better. While some people think poverty is a serious problem, where as others think it is not a serious issue. This is because they have never experienced or seen poverty before or they are just ignoring it. Because of the way they think and their selfishness is changing the direction and instead of improving the world we are making it even worse. Poverty is both economical and social condition. Almost half the world, live in less than $2.50 per day. 1 billion children live in poverty (1 in 2 children in the world). 640 million live without adequate shelter, 400 million have no access to safe water, 270 million have no access to health services. 10.6 million died in 2003 before they reached the age of 5 (or roughly 29,000 children per day). World hunger is a terrible symptom of world poverty. Confucius states that “If you plan for one year, plant rice; if you plan for five years, plant tree; and if you plan for hundred years, educate you people.” To hope for successful future, first you have to educate your people. Some developing countries are facing poverty due to the lack of education. Poverty is a rough reality to face. Today, more than 49 million North Americans are living in poverty. It is not only the problem in developing countries, it is all over the world, and we can all be a part of the solution. One of the main causes of poverty is corruption. We often hear leaders from rich countries telling poor countries that aid and loans will only be given when they show they are stamping out corruption. While that definitely needs to happen, the rich countries themselves are often active in the largest forms of corruption in those poor countries, and many economic policies…