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Selections from The UN reports
The report of the UN of 2008 stated that the role of increase in the prices of diary products reach 80%, the crops 42%,more than the previous year.The prices of food bought by the poor increased at a rate more than 55%.
The studies show that the main cause of these increases is using huge quantities of grains in producing fuel.
The European group specified 10% of fuel to be produced from biological sources to reduce chemical releases into air.
-Draught in several parts in the world has contributed to great reduction of crops.
-The rise in fuel prices is anther cause of the rise in the food prices–People consumed crops more than their production.
In the last six years Therefore their reserves decreased from 180 days to 57 days.
Palm oil reached to a high standard in Malaysia and Indonesia as they use it as car fuel although it is one of the main foods in these countries.
The increase in demand of meat in Asia because of the high living standard has contributed much.
To the problem because of changing a lot of crops into fodder.
The UN and other agencies expect rise in prices of maize at a rate of 27% and in prices of food around the world at roles of 10 and 15% yearly during the next decade.
The report of the UN about food security:
-Hunger kills millions of people every year and causes loss of Billions of dollars.
-About 852 million people suffer from chronic hunger all over the world.
News agencies reported on December 8.2004 that hunger and malnutrition cause.
startling human suffering that causes the death of five million children an annually.
-Hunger causes the developing countries to lose Billions of dollars in production and national income.This is according to the report of FAO There is not food security in 2004.
-More than 20 million children are born with weight insufficiency in the developing countries yearly these children face double risks of dying at the early stages of childhood. while the others who can survive suffer from bodily deforms all their lives.
-Unfortunately,very little has been exerted to fight hunger although the resources available to treat this human tragedy are effective if compared to.
the advantages that can be achieved
-Funds will be available to fight other social problems if we do not secure direct costs to treat the destruction that results from hunger.
The possibility of making progress
The number of the hunger people has increased to 852 million in the world in the period
from 2000–2002 with an increase of 18 million compared to the period of mid 1990 in the developing countries and 28 millions in the countries that are at a transitional stage and 9 millions in industrial countries.
In spite of the efforts exerted to reduce chronic hunger in developing countries.Plans have been drawn up by the International summit of food and the new objectives in
development do not go according to the planned scheme that aim to reduce the rate of hunger people in the world to the half by 2015.The objective is achievable according to the report.The report has assumed that more than 30 countries represent the half of the population of developing countries.They prove that it is possible.
to make fast progress besides the deduced lessons from the ways of making progress. These countries have contributed to reducing the role of the hunger by 25% during 1990s.
Countries are asked to follow a double way curriculum.
According to the mentioned report,evidences assure the possibility to make fast progress by depending on a double strategy to cure both abject poverty and hunger.
The first curriculum:Intervening for improving the availability of food and income for the poor by reinforcing their production activities.
The second curriculum:dealing with the programs aiming at giving the poorest families the access to reach food directly and immediately.
The countries that have reduced the rate of hungry people to less than 25%:
Angola–Benin–Brazil–Chad–Chile–China–The cong–Costa Rica- Cuba-Gabon–Ghana–Guinea–Ecuador-Haiti–Guano-Indonesia–Jamaica–Kuwait-Syria–the United Arab Emirates– Thailand–Vietnam–Uruguay–Malawi–Peru–Lesotho-Nigeria.
Reports of Philanthropy Organizations
These organizations worried of the escalation of the starvation in the world due to the termination of aid because of the crisis.
This organizations declared that the number of the needy is increasing drastically.This warns of a real crisis .
The British organizations of Oscafam reported.
That about Billion of people are threatened of starvation because of the rise in prices in developing countries and that the high rise in prices of basic food like rice and crops has made 119 millions people in the state of starvation.
In total,967 million people are suffering from malnutrition.
The rise in prices of food substances has a destructive effect on some nations as the price of rice has risen to 300% in Guatemala while the price of flour and rice doubled in Cambodia and Philippines in the last year.
It is high time the world realized the importance of helping the farmers by their governments in the developing countries who suffer from poverty.It is the duty of industrial countries to help them.
The international care organization reported that starvation threatens 17 million people in the African cape.6.4 million in the Ethiopia and the half of Somalis.
The report assured that natural disasters like draught and disputes and the rise in the prices of food products have made
millions of people threatened of starvation.The financial crisis is worsening the situation.
The representative of UN declared that the meeting that the Secretary General of the UN called for in the headquarters of the International Post Union in Bern,the capital of Switzerland on April 28 and 29 to study the ways of treating the crisis of the rise in prices of food products with attendance of the rest of the organizations directors.
The causes of the rise prices of food articles are three:
The first cause:the wide use of some food substances like maize and Soya to produce biological fuel.For example the USA used two third of its production of maize last year e.g. it used about 138 tons to produce bio Ethanol and bio diesel.
The second cause:stock operations that caused 30% of the rate of the rise in prices of food substances.
Chicago stock of the prices food is controlled and dominated by 5 or 6 multinational companies like kargil that control one fourth of the world production of grains.
The third cause that deepened this crisis is the imposed structural reforms by IMF on some developing countries and obliging them to grow produce for exportation instead of encouraging them to secure food for local inhabitants.
Malnutrition leads to inability to work and produce so the productivity of the worker decreases and that causes economic crises for these countries.They have to borrow from rich countries.This leads to difficult economic problems.
ASPECTS OF Starvation around the world.
1-In Thailand,farmers have to sleep in their fields to prevent thieves from stealing rice after the rise in its prices.
2-Quarrels at the queues to get subsidized bread in Egypt led to the death of four people.
3-Disturbances look place in Morocco,Senegal,and Cameroon.
4- Mexico is considering raising embargo on the genetically modified food to fill the gap.
5-Argentina,Kazakhstan and China put restrictions on exporting food.Egypt banned exporting rice.
6-India and Vietnam,the most important exporting countries of rice put restrictions on exporting it.
7-Fierce demonstrations were held in Burkina Faso to get food.
8-Demonstrations in Indonesia and reports of deaths.
9-In Philippines,restaurants were asked to reduce the amount of rice offered to the customers.
10-Millions of people are facing starvation after the mice attacked their village.
11-In Bangladesh,people in charge warned of the occurrence of starvation in their country.
Ask me any question about this subject to ans
What can we do to help the hungry people?
The establishment of a global association of poor countries to study and analyze the causes of hunger and how to treat
And act to activate and implement solutions
what must the nations do to help te poor in it?
Take advantage of modern methods in agriculture
And treatment of plant diseases
How do you feel when you meet aynone hungry in the street?
I'll feel sympathy towards him,
help him and buy him dates to eat.