The Importance Of Hunger In Burundi

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Have you ever thought about what it’s like to not have food or what it’s like to be hungry? We may think that most of us do not have to worry about being hungry every day, but in reality there are billions of people who are hungry. It is sad to think about all of those people who don’t make it through the night because of hunger. Some don’t have the energy to talk nor walk. What does hunger really mean? Hunger is a term which has four meanings according to the Oxford English Dictionary (1971). First, the uneasy or painful sensation caused by want of food; craving appetite. Also the exhausted condition caused by want of food. Secondly, the want or scarcity of food in a country. Lastly, a strong desire or craving. World hunger is one of the most serious problems today. The vast majority of the world 's hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 percent of the population is undernourished. Hunger kills more lives every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined (WFP.org), making world huger the number one health risk.
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Burundi received a Global Hunger Index of 35.6 and was the most affected country in the world. This means that the citizens of Burundi are frustrating due to hungry and they could face death due to lack of energy to push on. Countries like Sudan, Eritrea, Comoros and Timor-Leste complete the top five most affect countries. These countries received a Global Hunger Index of 26 or higher. The Global Hunger Index is based on three relevant indicators: the proportion of undernourished people among the population; the proportion of children under five who are underweight; and the mortality rate among children under five years. Moving on from the negativity, there is a large numbers of an organization that are helping and support hunger around the world, one of the biggest organization is The World Food

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