Asia not only holds the majority of the population in the world, but also the majority of the poorest people. In some countries in Asia like India, there is a big population but there is a limited land space. Therefore, the rich people will have priority to enjoy life but the poorer people will have to live in the squatters and pick garbage for a living. Basic needs like education, medicine, clean water and sanitation would not be enough for the people living in poverty. If this goes on, there might be generations of people living in poverty and discrimination. Governments should not encourage the caste system and distribute land use fairly.
Successive poor rains coupled with rising food and fuel prices are leading to a worsening food security situation with alarming levels of acute malnutrition being recorded in drought affected parts of Kenya, mainly in the north of the country, say... www.kenyaaid.org Follow @ShirazVisinko
A severe drought has affected mostly the northern part of Kenya, and with food prices escalating, people are suffering from the lack of food and nutrition. The chief of nutrition at UNICEF said that aside from the high food prices, the problem of insecurity too also caused a lot of displacement for example livestock raids. As a person in Kenya affected by the drought and high food prices, I would feel insecure. With the lack of nutrition, my health would deteriorate and it would be a burden to the limited healthcare services with low human resources. In these countries which are not so developed, a weather event might just change many people's lives. We should feel fortunate that we do not have to endure such unpredictable happenings.
The clear links between early child development and later adult outcomes do not bode well for children of the poorest families, who, as new research has shown, are much more likely to exhibit clinically relevant social and emotional problems than their wealthier peers, writes Yvonne Kelly.
In Britain, a study shown that children living in low income families have more disadvantages than children living in high income families. The children from the latter tend to have less verbal skills, self development skills, and more socio-emotional problems, even before they enter school. That is because in high income families the home environment is much more conducive. Parents are more concerned on influences like reading which help to build a child's character. A child from a low income family would feel depressed as he/she feel discriminated in terms of skills and wealth. Overall, children at a young age will be exposed to the social effects of poverty.
Extreme poverty in the United States is giving rise to a group of infections known as the neglected tropical diseases, which we ordinarily think of as confined to developing countries.
Poor Americans are more likely to contract tropical diseases such as Chagas disease and dengue fever. Question to ponder: what geographic factors (physical and human) lead poor people in the United States to be more heavily impacted by the spread to these diseases?
I see that Americans living in poverty are more prone to contracting diseases for instance dengue fever, parasitic infections, and many other unknown tropical diseases. Most of the diseases are related to infections from insects and bugs. I think compared to in developing countries, these diseases are more common in poorer places because the climate is warmer in the south and people live in poor housing and cannot afford expensive facilities. Worst of all, the diseases can increase the level of poverty by the affecting the development of children. I wonder what factors lead people living in poverty to be more heavily impacted by the spread to these diseases.
IPPmedia Grand project launched to improve sanitation in schools IPPmedia Temeke is among the districts in greatest need of WASH facilities in the country since it's is mainly an urban area characterised by a large student body or has several...
Before reading this article, I did not know that the sanitary facilities in the school toilets were so horrible, although I already know that bad sanitary facilities probably only meant that there were horrible flushing systems or dirty toilets. In fact, in this article, there were no sinks for washing hands, half of the toilets for girls had no doors and most of the sanitary facilities were inaccessible for children with disabilities. The district is in greatest need of WASH facilities in the country since it’s is mainly an urban area characterised by a large student body, coming to the worst with 56 school children sharing one drop hole. The important concept is the sanitation in schools. Bad water hygiene causes diseases like cholera, diarrhea, typhoid which will endanger people's lives. It suggests me to think about the number of people in the world without access to clean water and living with suffering, and to not waste water although we have plenty.
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