We can fly to the moon since 1969. We can also spend every 8 days 30 billion dollars for military, what would be enough to eradicate world hunger for a year. And we can count every four seconds a person who dies of hunger or hunger-related causes. – Mathias Sager
Hunger and World Poverty
“Just by visiting this site, you have already played an important role in helping to end poverty. Many extraordinary things in human history have been achieved simply because enough people become knowledgeable about them. To learn more about poverty, a variety of sources of information are listed below.”
About 21,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations. This is one person every four seconds, as you can see on this display. Sadly, it is children who die most often.
Yet there is plenty of food in the world for everyone. The problem is that hungry people are trapped in severe poverty. They lack the money to buy enough food to nourish themselves. Being constantly malnourished, they become weaker and often sick. This makes them increasingly less able to work, which then makes them even poorer and hungrier. This downward spiral often continues until death for them and their families.
There are effective programs to break this spiral. For adults, there are “food for work” programs where the adults are paid with food to build schools, dig wells, make roads, and so on. This both nourishes them and builds infrastructure to end the poverty. For children, there are “food for education” programs where the children are provided with food when they attend school. Their education will help them to escape from hunger and global poverty.
The following few sites offer information following up on what is presented here on Poverty.com.
Next are listed many major international organizations that have related information about poverty, hunger, and preventable diseases. Together, these organizations comprise hundreds of thousands of men and women all over the earth. Many of these individuals work long hours in the fight against poverty, often in sparse or dangerous conditions.