hunger can be solved: Peace negotiations
War, particularly civil war is one of the major causes for
hunger to persist in a country. Often civil war is started due to
the lack of food, and terrorist groups trying to gain enough food
as not to starve.
Countries such as Ethiopia have suffered civil
unrest in time of particular hardship and hunger. The problem of
civil war also often prevents aid entering or reaching those areas
which are in need of it. As a result, chronic persistent hunger
takes a grip and people start to die.
Soldier guards UN food
The problem of war also diverts much needed government funds
from helping to solve their hunger problems to funding arms and the
war process. Consequently, there is little money to fund equipment
and technology to increase food supplies, or to afford imports of
food from abroad.
Peace negotiations in hunger stricken areas help to allow aid
in and the country to focus its time and resources onto solving
their hunger problems. War is an unneeded, resource wasting
activity that causes many thousands of people to suffer chronic
persistent hunger - if only the leaders of these terrorist groups
could see it.
Bill Clinton overseeing another
successful peace negotation
Important leaders representing many governments
play a major role in these peace processes. It is in the world's
interest for there to be peace, as trade can continue and resources
can be used for productive reasons. Often peace cannot be
negotiated without a neutral third party to oversee the process -
it is vital therefore for external world leader to get involved.
Without this vital involvement, peace among people often cannot
occur and the problem of chronic persistent hunger just gets