World Hunger and Poverty

Aubrey Misner

There is more than enough food produced in the world to feed everyone on the planet. Yet
as many as 828 million people still go hungry – why? From 2019 to 2022 the number of hungry
kids and people grew by as many as 150 million. These changes were increased by conflict,
climate change, and poverty. So we need to understand the ways we can fix it.
Conflict really has a change in world hunger around the world. 60% of the world’s hungry
people live in countries who constantly have conflict. These conflicts are caused by the lack of
food, water, and or the resources needed to produce them. It could be from disrupts of harvest,
the deliveries and then it forces families to leave their homes. While peace is just the ultimate
solution it’s very important to protect the lives, health, and wellbeing of families who are being
affected by the conflicts and crises. That’s why we should work very hard to save lives and
prevent hunger in the most challenging and difficult zones around the world. Marie Haga from
IFAD says this, “The food systems summit will be an opportunity to lay the foundations for the
sustainable food systems of the future and the peace and prosperity of future generations
depend upon it.” In hopes to end world hunger.
Climate change causes drought floods, fires, heatwaves, and other climate changes are
taking people from their homes, destroying livelihoods, and pushing communities deeper into
hunger. It has a dramatic impact on the quantity and nutritious quality of food produced around the world. It can also contaminate and cause deadly effects on the water supply. Rodrigo Santos, head of the crop science division and board of management of Bayer AG says this: “Spiraling costs, fertilizer shortages, and severe weather events are combining to make food production more difficult and expensive, as an industry, we must inject targeted resources to farmers around the globe, to support the vital role they play and dampen food volatility.”
These ways are making world hunger even worse. It’s getting out of control.
Poverty around the world 648 million people live in extreme poverty. Some of the people
survive on less than $2.15 a day which is impossible to support a healthy relationship in any
part of the world. Without the proper incomes, the families cannot afford clean water and healthy foods or even health care. In the end one in three children in low and middle income countries suffer from the lack of nutrition. The world bank organization describes poverty in this way: “poverty is hunger, poverty is lack of shelter. Poverty is being sick and not being able to see a doctor. Poverty is not having access to school and not knowing how to read. Poverty is not having a job, is fear for the future, living one day at a time.” Is why poverty affects the world and in more ways than just world hunger but how it affects the cause of world hunger.
The center of the dinner table is a human experience where we can connect with friends
and family. But it can also be a story that connects to the farmers, suppliers, grocers, and other
families around the world. Every dinner meal can be the result of a journey. You can’t solve
world hunger doing it alone it takes a team to want to make a difference to make a change.