The Issue Of World Hunger Crisis And Its Solution

The social justice and equity issue I believe deserves to have more light brought to it is the world's hunger crisis. According to CARE global hunger crisis charitable foundation, as of 2017 there are 815 million people in the world who do not have enough to eat. It is astonishing to hear Yemen is currently in the midst of a horrible conflict resulting in them ranking as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Food deprivation has risen this year to 20 million including 2 million children suffering from extreme malnutrition. These numbers have led to the UN declaring Yemen the world’s largest food security crisis, driven primarily by conflict. While Yemen is currently the site of the world’s largest food security crisis, the Central African Republic remains at the top of this list as the “hungriest country in the world.” One of the world’s poorest countries, CAR has suffered from instability, ethnic violence and conflict since 2012, disrupting food production and leaving 63% of the total population in need of humanitarian assistance. This includes 2.1 million people (46% of the population) suffering from food insecurity, a 10% increase from last year. Per the UN, the current level of food consumption in the CAR is at its second lowest, just behind levels recorded in 2016. The UN has declared this hunger emergency the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. It is estimated that by the end of this year alone there will be 36 million people in the world dead due to hunger. Personally I believe this issue is not yet evolving in a positive way unless more awareness is raised to get more people involved. Developing countries such as Yemen have 20 million people that don't have food to eat and are dying every day, yet the media does not cover this enough.

Foundations such as The Red Cross, Save The Children and Unicef all work very hard to aid these people in need. I believe the issue lies at the hands of the 1%. The fact that places like North America are so technologically advanced with electric cars, smart homes and even cosmetic surgeries, yet there are families that are dying and can’t feed their children. For example, today there are over 815 million people struggling with starvation of this hunger emergency. To end world hunger, it costs $160 a year per person living in poverty would end world hunger by the year 2030. Furthermore, the founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos has a net worth of 112.8 billion US dollars. It should be noted, if the average person was given 1 million dollars and spent $1,000 a day; they would go broke in about 3 years. Now if the average person was given 1 billion dollars and spent $1,000 a day it would take them approximately 2,740 years before going broke. Now multiply that by 112. Now that you have an idea of how much money Jeff Bezos has, is it really fair for him and people like himself to be hoarding such funds that could not only help but save the lives of millions?

01 February 2021
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