The Relationship Between Poverty And World Hunger

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It is already the 21st Century, and food produced by worldwide farmers is abundant to feed everyone. Why are we still thinking about hunger?

Unfortunately, poverty and hunger are still one of the most pressing issues due to a straightforward reason: around 690 million people in the world suffered from hunger in 2020. While you are throwing away your meal because you hate the taste, 2 billion people in the world did not have regular access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food in 2019. Under the circumstance of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the situation has been exacerbating which leads to a rise in social problems including poverty.

What Is Hunger?

Hunger is an uncomfortable or painful physical sensation caused by insufficient consumption of dietary energy

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

In a simpler term, hunger is discomfort or unbearable pain experienced when one does not have enough food – a situation also known as food insecurity. Hunger is a serious threat to the health of an individual and their life. According to UNICEF, chronic undernutrition contributes to more than half of global child deaths because it can make children more vulnerable to illness and exacerbate the disease

You can read more about the effects of undernutrition on youngsters by clicking here.

The Relation Between Poverty And Hunger

Poverty and hunger have a close relation. The latter is one of the consequences of the former. Most people who live in extreme poverty cannot afford the expense of food, and some of them do not possess sufficient equipment and knowledge to grow, harvest or store food on their own.

Hunger and poverty can be worsened by some similar causes. For example, the instability of the world’s economy also contributes to the increase in poverty and hunger. High inflation due to the recent rapid growth of oil prices and other sanctions between agricultural goods can aggravate the financial burden among households, especially impoverished families.

Furthermore, threats from terrorism and wars are other culprits of hunger and poverty. When war broke out, it would cause a destructive impact on buildings and the livelihood of numerous families. Many citizens will be left with food and will need to go hungry.

At Project Sprouts, we realize that we can not solve all the problems of Poverty in a situation like this. But we can seek to make a difference in the lives of needy children by giving them school supplies and encouraging them to continue their education; we can give them winter coats, boots, and blankets to help them stay warm during the cold winter months.

Project Sprouts would love to have you be a part of our community and help us help worthy children in North Vietnam. We cannot solve all the world’s problems, but we can do our part to help poor kids grow by giving school supplies, winter coats, boots, and other supplies.

You can find out more about Project Sprouts by clicking here or going to our give now page to donate by clicking here. As we are a grassroots organization, all funds go to help those in need.

How Does Poverty Affect Children?

Children are most vulnerable to negative influences from the outer world and require protection and special care from adults. However, not every child receives equal and well-off upbringings due to a myriad of causes, one of which is poverty.

You can read more by reading How Does Poverty Affect Children? by clicking here

What is Generational Poverty?

Generational Poverty means staying impoverished for two or more generations. Poverty is not an incurable disease, yet it is passed down to one generation after another. This is usually called the Cycle of Poverty,“ where everything begins once again after it is finished, persisting in a whole family’s tree for years.

You can read more by reading What Is Generational Poverty? by clicking here

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