Victims of Poverty and Hunger

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In the United States alone, there are 16 million children living in households with no regular access to enough food (The True Cost of Hunger). Sixteen million children who may very possibly live in poverty. Now remember, this massive number does not include adults or children living in undeveloped countries, where extreme poverty and hunger is much more common and fatal. Regardless of major progress, one in eight people, globally, continue to go to bed hungry and one in six children under the age of five are underweight (The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013). These people are kept from living normal, healthy lives and performing at their highest potential. While someone living in an undeveloped country fears whether or not they will live another day, our worries and thoughts are based on vanity. It seems that third world problems do not seem to affect us at the very least. Although the United States is a developed country, extreme poverty and hunger is still an issue that brings consequences both locally and globally, and if left unattended will bring bigger consequences to future generations. Victims of poverty and hunger, who are living in undeveloped countries, suffer most because the consequences can be much more fatal. “Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year” (Know Your World: Facts about Hunger and Poverty). This problem needs to be addressed as soon as possible because it is true that

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