Ways to Solve World Hunger

566 WordsFeb 4, 20182 Pages
870 million people – or one in eight people in the world- do not have enough to eat. The word hunger is a term of different meanings. It can be defined as the want or scarcity of a food in a country. When referring to world hunger, it is then aggregated to the world level. The related technical term is either malnutrition or under nutrition, both referring to not having enough food. Malnutrition is a term that indicates a lack of some or all nutritional elements necessary for human health. There are two types of malnutrition: protein-energy and micronutrient. PEM (protein-energy malnutrition) is a lack of calories and protein. It is often discussed and related to world hunger. Micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) deficiency is not the type that is discussed with world hunger but is still relevant. Almost all of the hungry people live in developing countries. There are 16 million people living in developed countries undernourished. Developed regions saw the number of hungry rise, from 13 million in 2004-2006 to 16 million in 2010-2012, reversing a steady decrease in previous years from 20 million in 1990-1992. (FAO 2012) Children are the most visible victims of under nutrition. Poor nutrition plays a role in at least five million deaths per year. Every 10 seconds a child dies from hunger related diseases. Another target is women. 60 percent of the world’s hungry are women. In many cases a malnourished child began with a malnourished mother. In developing countries, 1 out of 6
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