Hunger and World Poverty
Hunger and homelessness are two leading causes contributing to worldwide poverty. Each year several children die due to chronic hunger and homelessness. It is quite alarming to read the figures of death that occur due to poverty.
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, one in eight people is at the risk of dying to due to chronic hunger in developing countries. Around 780 million people in the developing countries are malnourished, and are at the risk of several diseases. In developing countries, 11 million people do not have access to shelter, food and proper health care.
World Poverty lies at the root of many problems. Most of the time the desperate poor people have no other option but to give in to the illegal means of making money. Problems like sex trafficking, organ trafficking, drug smuggling and even human trafficking exist because poverty exists in parallel to them. It’s a vicious cycle.
Many researchers and philosophers argue about the government failing its people around the world, and there is a lot of truth in this argument. If we have the best of organisations and universities at our disposal, why is it that we are not able to solve the problem of poverty even though there is enough resources available to do so?
World hunger and poverty are the result of improper and unequal allocation of resources, and generation after generation this cycle of injustice is passed on. If we have such educated economists working in the government, how is it so difficult to eradicate homelessness? The world generates enough food to feed everyone, then why do we have people dying from hunger?
There are several answers to such questions, and everything revolves our failed policies, excessive waste generation, and widening gap between the rich and the poor.