Action Against Hunger: The Problem Of Hunger And World Poverty

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Every minute, a child dies from a water-related disease; combine that with adult fatalities from the same diseases, and the number skyrockets to more than 840,000 annual deaths (“Water Facts”). These individuals are only a tiny fraction of the 750 million people worldwide without access to clean drinking water, water that is often used to sustain what little agriculture they may be cultivating. This crisis closely interrelates with the worldwide hunger issue, which is so prevalent that 21,000 people die each day (one every four seconds) of hunger and hunger-related ailments (“Hunger and World Poverty”). These predicaments both cause and are caused by extreme poverty, particularly in rural areas, and are especially rampant in developing nations.
There is, however, a way to decrease the prevalence of these issues. Action Against Hunger, a self-described “global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger” that “[provides] communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger,” claims that small individual- or community-run farms called smallholders could prove
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While the introduction of wells and other methods of sanitary water production is occurring at a promising pace, individuals in rural communities often spend hours each day collecting water; in fact, women and children around the world spend approximately 140 million hours collecting water daily (“Water Facts: Women”). Such exorbitant amounts of time could be cut drastically by finding local sources of sustenance for their

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