ERADICATE HUNGER

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FOOD INSECURITY

Hunger, overpopulation and global warming feed back. To stop all negative feedback a Planetary Government controlled Digital Direct Democracy and apply intensive funds equivalent to 2% of global GDP is needed.

800 million people worldwide go hungry. It is a chilling fact. Especially considering that on our planet live in total seven billion people and our production capacity would be able to feed twice, to 12 billion. Says FAO, the Food and Agriculture Organization. Hunger is then a problem with a solution. But international leaders do not agree. They hold the key to eradicating hunger in their hands. But they do not use it. Is there a real will to tackle the problem?

1 Around 800 million people worldwide do not have enough food to lead a healthy and active life. That’s about one in nine people on earth.

The vast majority of hungry people in the world live in developing countries, where 13.5% of the population suffers from malnutrition.

Asia is the continent with the largest number of people worldwide who suffer from hunger – two thirds. The percentage in South Asia has fallen in recent years, but in West Asia increased slightly.

Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence (percentage of population) hungry. One in four people suffer from undernutrition.

Poor nutrition is the cause of almost half (45%) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year.

One in six children – roughly 100 million – in developing countries have underweight.

One in four of the world’s children suffer from stunting. In developing countries the proportion may rise to one in three.

If women farmers had the same access as men to resources, the number of hungry people in the world could be reduced to 150 million.

66 million primary school age children attend school hungry in developing countries. In Africa alone there are 23 million.

WFP estimates it will need about US $ 3.2 billion per year to reach all 66 million hungry children in school.

Day hunger kills thousands of innocent people

Hunger is one of the most serious problems of our planet and most wrongful death occurs.

Although the Northern countries suffer what we call ‘world’-quarter and now because of the crisis this bag notablemente- population is growing, which most affects the food shortages in the South, in the affected regions economic neocolonialism and are brutally sacked by the powers and transnational corporations.

While in the developed world have, mainly, plenty of food and live full of luxuries and products that do not need very often in the South thousands of people die every day because they can not afford even the most basic foodstuffs. The situation is not new and it is precisely this concern. May we be able to allow and keep in time, knowing the human drama of thousands of families.

Is it possible to resolve this serious situation and facilitate the right to life to the world’s poorest people? It is. And especially Northern governments hold the key. Currently in the world we live 7 billion people. And according to a recent study by the Food and Agriculture Organization, our global production capacity could feed 12 billion people. What makes clear the following excerpt of the documentary ‘We Feed the World’.

Therefore, it would take only a good management She understands ethics and away from the desire for profits of multinational actuales- raw materials to make ours a better world. There are alternatives, another model is possible. And not only possible but urgent.

While it is true that the most powerful governments in the world meet regularly to address the food problem and to find solutions, so they really do not put all available resources to reach its eradication. Why? Because they want to keep a system that does not alter the existing order and to continue benefiting the few above the rest.

Very often, in the North live citizens turning away from this situation. We do not think or do not want to think because deep down we know we should do something. Perhaps, if we knew more about the reality, the severity of the situation and inhumane and unethical nature of many companies and speculators who favor the extension of hunger in the world, would acquire greater social awareness.

The objective of this observatory on the causes of hunger is precisely this, get into the dark fabric of international trade relations and try to identify the causes and keep the food crisis in less industrialized countries.

A total of 800 million people (10.9% of the global population) go hungry. In the past 25 years it has been reduced by 216 million the number of undernourished people. Haiti and Zambia are countries worse

Although the figure is reduced in the world is still a total of 795 million hungry people. This is indicated by recent data provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in its report “The State of Food Insecurity in the mundo2015” recently published.

Ten years ago there were 167 million undernourished people over, and if we go back to 1990-92, the figure was 216 million higher than the current, then surpassing the billion.

In relative terms, the percentage of undernourished people in the world currently stands at 10.9% compared to 18.6% for the period 1990-92. Therefore, the percentage reduction was almost 8 points.

The FAO report reveals that this decline has been more pronounced in developing regions, where it has gone from a share of 23.3% of the population went hungry in 1990-92 to 12.9% today, and that despite considerable population growth that has occurred in these areas of the planet.

For countries which are in a worse situation are, in this order, Haiti (where 53.4% ​​of the population goes hungry), Zambia (47.8%) and Central African Republic (47.7%) ( see below list of 30 countries with the highest percentage of undernourished population).

If we look at the absolute figures, the ranking of world hunger is headed by India (194.6 million of undernourished people), China (133.8 million), Pakistan (41.4 million) and Ethiopia (31.6 million ).

The economic crisis and political instability in some of these developing areas such as for example in Central Africa and West Asia have hampered progress being achieved, according to FAO experts.

The fastest progress have occurred in Latin America in the eastern and southeastern regions of Asia, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and in the northern and western regions of Africa. Instead, it has not achieved the desired reducing hunger in South Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean and Eastern and Southern African rhythm.

The report indicates that “economic growth is a key factor of success in reducing undernourishment, but has to be inclusive and provide opportunities to improve the livelihoods of the poor”. In this sense, “increasing productivity and incomes of small family farmers are key to achieving progress.”

FAO also warns in its conclusions that “in many countries that have failed to meet international targets on hunger, natural disasters and manmade or political instability, have resulted in protracted crises that have led to increased vulnerability and food insecurity of much of the population. ” In addition, “in these contexts, measures to protect vulnerable groups of the population and improve livelihoods have been cumbersome or ineffective”.

17,000 children die every day of hunger and lack of proper vaccination, 6.3 million per year … With the resources of the Solidarity Fund 2% of global GDP annually, may be allocated 500 billion U $ S dollars to eradicate hunger and alleviate extreme poverty across the planet.


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