The Rise Of Hunger And Homelessness Essay

1570 Words Apr 26th, 2016 7 Pages
Everywhere and anywhere around the world, in either rich or poor, developed or developing countries, poverty, hunger and homelessness have always been problems that the government along with its population have to face. Before, poverty was not very supreme. However, the effects of industrialization, the surging of productivity, and the advancements in medication have been improving human’s health to help them to extend their lifespan (Our World, n.d). Therefore, causing the population to grow bigger and the number of poor and homeless people also starts to increase (Our World, n.d). The most effective way to calculate poverty is using a simple formula: the number of those who are below a certain poverty line over the number of the total population (Our World, n.d). Hence, according to the statistic gathered by The World Bank in 2011 from countries around the world, the definite poverty line is determined as having to live on less than $1.90 per day (Our World, n.d). Looking at the chart retrieved from The CIA World Factbook in 2008, countries in Africa like Madagascar and Uganda tend to have higher rate of poverty than countries that are from South America like Chile and Asia like Vietnam and China (Poverty, 2011).
Before, many attempts were made between 1990 and 2008 to reduce and even end poverty around the world (The Hunger, n.d). The result was the poverty rate reduced by almost half, from 48% to 26% (The Hunger, n.d). However, the reports from United Nations state that…

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