Effects of World Hunger
Effects of Hunger
Chronic hunger is considered a famine because of the severe shortage of food.
Effects of Chronic Hunger include:
1. High Infant Morality Rates
-there is a big rate of malnourished people that resulted to sickness and death.
2. Vulnerability to Common Illness
-due to malnutrition, diarrhea became the common illness that lead to high death rate of children.
3.Increased Risk of Infection
-a child who lacks food is definitely weak and easily get infected to illness.
4. Acute Vulnerability in Times of Disaster
-different disasters like crop failure, floods, epidemics, locusts or typhoons contributed mostly to hinder the survival of the people.
5. Impediments to Development
-chronic hunger affects the physical, and mental well being of children because they lack the different essential nutrients of the body.
6. Impediments to Economic Growth
-children who are underweight cannot study well, so they cannot finish their studies as they grow up.
7. Self- Help solutions to World Wide Problem
-chronic hunger is considered a world wide problem. So each one of us including the government must work hand in hand to find different programs that will help to fight this problem.
So lets always try to remember what Penelope Cruz is saying "We need to stop the dying and start the living; stop the hunger and start the hoping."
Citation:"Effects of Hunger." Effects of Chronic Hunger Web.2 May 2009. <http://www.freedomfromhunger.org/>.