Eradication Of Poverty And Poverty

1381 Words Oct 15th, 2015 6 Pages
Eradication of Poverty
Part I: Background
Poverty is widespread throughout the world, with around 20% of the entire population living on less than $1.25 per day. Everyday struggles for survival may include not having enough food for nourishment, no access to clean water, no proper shelter, lack of clothes, or no doctors and medicines. This lack of essential supplies and inability to improve one 's life may be caused by a country 's lack of resources. These countries either do not or cannot provide water, electricity, houses, or jobs to its citizens. The first Millennium Development Goal of the United Nations is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. Their job is to: a) halve the number of people living under the $1.25 per day line, b) provide employment for all, and c) halve the amount of people who are hungry. Past actions have included connecting countries to the resources they need to improve economic and social state, providing farmers without land pait work to fund a long-term job, and campaigns for medical assistance and outreach. The World Food Program bring humanitarian aid in the form of food to over 75 countries, both after disasters and emergencies, but also helps to prevent hunger in the future to countries in poverty. These have helped reduce poverty, however The Global Poverty Project has been working toward eliminating extreme poverty by 2030. They have been working to changing international policies, running awareness campaigns, and creating global…
Open Document