There is plenty of food in the world for everyone but yet there are people who are hungry every day.
The problem is that hungry people face severe poverty and it's impossible for them to get out of this trap. Poor hungry people lack money to buy enough food for their families and themselves. Because of everyday malnutrition, they become weaker and often sick. It's obvious that weak hungry people can hardly work, which makes them unable to get rid of this vicious circle. This horrible situation often continues until the end result is death for people facing hunger.
The Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that there are 206 million people who are hungry in Sub-Saharan Africa. This region accounts for 13 percent of the world's population, yet it is home to 25 percent of the world's undernourished population:
- An estimated 798 million suffer from chronic hunger and can't lead active and healthy lives;
- Pregnant women and new mothers, who breastfeed infants, and children are among the most at risk of undernourishment;
- Malnutrition can severely affect a child's intellectual development;
- Most of the widespread hunger in a world results from grinding, deeply rooted poverty;
- In some rural areas, proper nutrition may be the only available life-prolonging alternative for people living with HIV/AIDS.