Poverty is one of the most difficult problems in our society, and though there exist many ways to its solution, it still remains unsolved. Poverty has existed since the ancient times, and still is one of the hottest issues in every society. Every country has its own poverty rate, which reflects the quality of live. If the poverty rate is less than 10%, for instance in Norway, it means that the country has high living standards. The poverty rate of more than 30% or 40% indicates the country with very low living standards. This refers to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and most African countries such as Angola, Chad, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, etc.
Causes of Poverty
Poverty has always existed all around the world, both …show more content…
Regardless of all the causes, poverty does a lot of harm to all layers of society. We all come to this world, but someone comes to it having more than everything while others simply have nothing. There are millions of infants, who are starving of hunger from the first days of their lives. They often are born with low bright weight and are very sick. Certainly, they need sufficient medical care, but they do not get it any at all, and as a result most of them die before their first birthday. Poor nutrition also causes a lot of death among infants; absence of medical treatment leads to deaths of those diseases that can be easily cured. A lot of children are dying because of having no injection made against inflectional diseases, which are very common in poor societies as sanitation conditions are very bad in such communities, and there are no means to improve them. In some extremely poor areas of Africa, India or Pakistan there is lack of drinking water. The water in those regions is simply undrinkable as it is dirty and there are a lot of bacteria in it, so people are starving from water shortage especially when the weather is very hot. The situation with food is no better as well; the quality of nutrition is very low, the food people eat is not fresh, so they can get poisoned and die. They are likely to die unless they are provided with drinking water. People under the line of poverty live in total dirt and insanitary conditions eating dirty food, drinking contained water or wearing ragged clothes. All these conditions influence the life expectancy. Unfavorable medical care, nutrition, absence of home, and other factors reduce the life expectancy