Hunger is a huge problem faced by many countries daily. Almost 98 percent of world hunger exists in underdeveloped countries. In those underdeveloped countries, such as Africa and Asia, 50 percent of the people who live in poverty are 18 years old and younger. In 2015-2016 almost 795 million people, of the 7.3 billion people in the world, suffered from chronic malnourishment. Which is an insufficient quality of nourishment to sustain proper health and growth. As you can see, hunger is an immense problem faced by many people daily.
Approximately 300 million children go hungry worldwide each day. To put that into perspective, one in every eight people, children and adults, go to bed hungry every day. In America alone, one in every six people faces hunger constantly. Many people can get sick from not getting the nutrients they need, and sometimes that sickness can result in death. In fact, almost every four seconds, a child dies from hunger-related diseases worldwide. More people die from hunger each year than Aids, Malaria, and Tuberculosis combined. These statistics were very surprising to me!
Furthermore, approximately 21,000 people die from hunger each year worldwide. Unfortunately, it is children who die the most often. It is not just hunger that is a massive problem. Anti-sanitized water plays a gigantic role as well. Even though these problems are faced by many people, there is still a great deal you can do to help. For example, you could donate or volunteer at a local soup kitchen. As Mother Teresa once said, “If you can’t feed 100 people, then feed just one.”