The Negative Effects Of World Hunger

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World hunger is one serious issue in society. World hunger causes many deaths and hunger related illnesses every year. Hunger can have certain affects on different countries, families, and young children. Hunger is one problem that society does not have a solution for. World hunger is caused by poverty, war, and lack of resources. Anup Shah states, “Almost half of the world’s population lives in poverty” (Poverty Facts and Stats). People who live in poverty suffer economically due to low wages.There are many people that are not employed, so they are unable to put food on the table. There are some who lack the money and federal funds to get food. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, war has a negative impact on hunger because …show more content…
According to the United States of Agriculture, “49 million Americans struggle to put food on the table” (Feeding America). This is devastating because this is 1 in 6 Americans suffering from hunger. Many Americans go to work every day and still have problems putting food on the table for their families. People that work minimum wage spend most of their money on food, and it’s still not enough to feed an entire family. The United Nations states, “About 21,000 people die every day from hunger and hunger-related causes. Hunger kills more people than tuberculosis and AIDS combined together” (World Food Programme). The World Food Programme states, “Poor nutrition causes 3.1 million (45 percent) deaths of children under the age of 5. Nearly half of the deaths of children under the age of 5 are caused by hunger related illnesses. Hunger can cause headaches, fatigue, anorexia, and other symptoms” (World Hunger Education Service). These symptoms will affect a person’s physical state because their bodies are not strong enough to perform simple daily functions such as walking or focusing. This is sad because hunger is a long painful death for people. People have to suffer before they become motionless. This issue is serious and there are not enough people getting involved to find a …show more content…
Many students are unable to focus because they lack nutrition. It’s difficult for a child to study when all they can think about is food. The average student worries about understanding lessons while others think about when they will have their next meal. Eating is a way to get energy and without food the body isn’t functioning properly. Students may seem tired or not interested in learning because they do not have enough strength to keep them awake in class. The Feeding America program states, “Hunger can cause behavioral challenges such as fighting, aggression, hyperactivity, anxiety, mood swings, and bullying” (Child Development). Clearly hunger has a major impacts in people’s mental abilities. Hunger causes abnormal behaviors which is dangerous for other people. If students are disrupting the learning environment then this will affect other students. It will cause other problems in schools such as students behaving violently and becoming depressed. Some people may miss one meal a day be irritable, but missing multiple meals a day can be

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