Hunger in Africa Essay

918 Words Dec 20th, 2013 4 Pages
Rich Summative Task


Christine Mande



January 18th 2013

Hunger is one of the most common problems in the world. It is such a dangerous thing. It kills more people in a year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Many countries struggle with famine and they don’t have much help either. Countries like Somalia, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Sudan are some of the countries that suffer from hunger more than others do. In Africa there are 60% of people who go to bed hungry and mainly half of those 60% barely ever eat. Still out of those 60%, only 37% get to drink clean water and the rest doesn’t. Almost more than a million of people die of hunger in Africa. It has already become a serious
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The disputes between countries is what is making this hunger problem worse than it alreadys is. The disputes are affecting the starving ones. The leaders need to start caring more about their people because most of them are dying. They can help each other out with sharing the food they have and the clean what they have. It's better to share what you have than to not share at all. And by sharing what they have, they can save few lives.

There are many organizations that are trying to help stop the hunger in Africa. Some of the organizations that are helping are the following; Helping Hands, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Heal Africa, The Hunger Project and Heifer International. What these organizations all have in common is the fact that they all are trying to stop the severe hunger problems in Africa. The Heifer International for example, the Heifer International organization's mission is to help end once and for all the hunger and poverty in countries that desperately need help. They go around to poor countries and give the people a hand out. They help turn those people's hunger and poverty into hope and prosperty. They try bringing few communities together in order to link them to few markets. They also help bring good crops and sell them in areas that are really striken with poverty. This organization doesn't just help Africa, it also helps both Americas, Central/Eastern Europe and Asia/South Pacific. The Heifer International is very helpful to

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