What Is The Hunger In Nigeria

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Jocelyn Bennett
Instructor Williamson
8 December 2017
The Hunger in Nigeria “The world’s hunger is ridiculous. There is more fruit in a rich man’s shampoo than on a poor man’s plate” (The World’S). Nigeria consists of 186 million people and of those 450,000 are malnourished children (Nigeria). A malnourished child is one not receiving the appropriate amount of nutrients in their system. In America, this can be from eating a substantial amount of unhealthy food or from not eating enough.. Unfortunately, the situation in Nigeria is strictly not obtaining enough food or any at all. Nigeria is only one of many that need help in getting food to its people. Therefore, the number of people with an inadequate amount of food in Nigeria is increasing due to conflict and needs to be decreased due to it causing a variety of diseases and making it easier for viruses to spread throughout the country. The question the whole world has been asking is why the amount of Nigeria’s malnourished population has increased. It all begins with a group named Boko Haram. Boko Haram is a group similar to ISIS and has been capturing multiple cities throughout Nigeria. The group is making it extremely difficult for the natives to continue their farming, as well as their everyday life.The Nigerian government has been trying extremely hard to gain control of their cities once again (Conflict). However, there have been many times where Nigeria was too late. Boko Haram has harmed and killed over 100,000 people in Borno alone.(Nigeria) The group has managed to force over two million people to relocate their lives elsewhere within the region of Nigeria. This can be referred to as internally displacing someone (Tukur). Nigeria has been trying it’s hardest to recapture the sites taken, especially Borno. Unfortunately, Boko Haram hasn’t been stopped yet and the number of malnourished natives is rapidly increasing.
According to Inland Valley Daily, “each day, about 29,000 children worldwide die from hunger and preventable diseases such as malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea, and acute respiratory infections” (Guerrero). The malnutrition in Nigeria may not seem like such a problem; however, it is a major one. The Nigerian population cannot grow
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