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…
What is poverty
* Extreme poverty is the severe lack of material possessions or money. In 2005 the World Bank defined extreme poverty as living on less than US$1.25 a day. This meant living on the equivalent of US$1.25 a day, in the US, buying US goods. In 2011, this means surviving on the equivalent to US$1.50 or £1 per day.
This graph shows the proportion of world population in extreme poverty 1981–2008 according to the World Bank
This graph shows the proportion of world population in extreme…
comparing to famine, because in some countries people stay many days without having anything to eat, the situation is alarming. Famine causes weight loss in adults and stunted growth in children. If the famine continues for any length of time, malnutrition starts to cause an increase in mortality. The young and the old tend to die first, and often diseases kill more individuals than overt starvation.
II. Speaker Credibility: I have spent the past couple weeks researching the dangers of famine, how…
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
Professor: Dr. Janice Williams
Scope of the problem
The problem of malnutrition is a complex and difficult in rural Maharashtra, India. Malnutrition is caused by mechanisms traversing the social, political and economic arenas. Addressing the problem in a systematic way requires understanding the complex causes malnutrition. The principle ones are lack of access to clean water and poor sanitation leading to high frequency of avoidable diseases…
Analysis of Child Malnutrition in India
Nursing in the Global Community
Thomas Edison State College
February 16, 2012
Despite a rapid phase of economic globalization, India is still struggling with the global health issues that are compounded by the health care inequalities that exist due to socioeconomic status, geography, and gender. In the face of growing economic power, India’s global health issue is child malnutrition. Child malnutrition in India is at unduly…
for food (2011 World Hunger, 2011). World hunger is still in an issue in the 21st century, extreme malnutrition largely exists within developing countries (FAO, 2010). FAO, The Food and Agriculture Organization, claims that world hunger has risen to 925 million (13.6% of world population) in 2010, this is caused by factors such as increased food prices and a worldwide economic crisis (FAO, 2010). Poverty is a chronic issue in under developed countries, many people could only afford little food but with…
high in 2011, and have since decreased slightly. The 2008 worldwide financial crisis further increased the number of people suffering from hunger, including dramatic increases even in advanced economies such as Great Britain, the Eurozone and the United States.
The Millennium Development Goals included a commitment to a further 50% reduction in the proportion of the world's population who suffer from extreme hunger by 2015. As of 2012, this target appeared difficult to achieve, due in part to persistent…
millennium CE and also helped shape the region's diverse culture. Gradually annexed by and brought under the administration of the British East India Company from the early 18th century and administered directly by the United Kingdomfrom the mid-19th century, India became an independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was marked by non-violent resistance led by Mahatma Gandhi.
The Indian economy is the world's tenth-largest by nominal GDP and third-largest bypurchasing power parity (PPP)…
Nutritional Diseases: Four types of nutritional diseases include:
1. under nutrition-people not getting enough food to meet basic energy needs (developing eg areas of India). Diarrhoel diseases are bought on by malnutrition and lack of potable water.
2. deficiency-when the diet lacks one or more essential chemicals such as vitamins/iodine (developing eg sub-saharan Africa)
3. secondary under nutrition-victim is unable to digest food properly or absorb the…
Hunger and diseases related to malnutrition, subsequently direct consequences of poverty, have caused 45% of deaths in children under five; 3.1 million children each year, and around 8,500 children per day (The Hunger Project, 2014). Peter Singer would argue that morally, it is vital that residents of developed countries provide their services to benefit the poor. If it is in the power of a nation to provide services towards remedying poverty and hunger, such as charity or other kinds…