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2015 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics by WHES

2015 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics by WHES
2015 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics World Hunger Education Service (Also see World Child Hunger Facts) This fact sheet is divided into the following sections: Hunger concepts and definitions Hunger is a term which has three meanings (Oxford English Dictionary 1971) the uneasy or painful sensation caused by want of food; craving appetite. World hunger refers to the second definition, aggregated to the world level. Malnutrition/undernutrition is a general term that indicates a lack of some or all nutritional elements necessary for human health (Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia). There are two basic types of malnutrition. The second type of malnutrition, also very important, is micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) deficiency. Take a two-question hunger quiz on this section Number of hungry people in the world Undernourishment around the world, 1990-2 to 2012-4 Number of undernourished and prevalence (%) of undernourishment Progress in reducing the number of hungry people Stunting Iron Related:  Multicultural education

Hunger Statistics Every year, authors, journalists, teachers, researchers, schoolchildren and students ask us for statistics about hunger and malnutrition. To help answer these questions, we've compiled a list of useful facts and figures on world hunger. Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. The vast majority of the world's hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 percent of the population is undernourished. Asia is the continent with the most hungry people - two thirds of the total. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence (percentage of population) of hunger. Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five - 3.1 million children each year. One out of six children -- roughly 100 million -- in developing countries is underweight. One in four of the world's children are stunted. WFP calculates that US$3.2 billion is needed per year to reach all 66 million hungry school-age children. 1.

Global Wealth Distribution As we have discussed, from 1979 to 2007, inflation-adjusted incomes of the top 1 percent of households increased significantly versus the rest of the wage earners (i.e., the remaining 99%). Those even better off, the top 0.1 percent (the top one one-thousandth of households), saw their incomes grow 390%. In contrast, incomes for the bottom 90 percent grew just 5 percent between 1979 and 2007. All of that income growth, however, occurred in the unusually strong growth period from 1997 to 2000, which was followed by a fall in income from 2000 to 2007. Is this wealth concentration a global phenomena, or is it a US centric? Source: Credit Suisse, Research Institute And as a reminder, here is the recent growth in the US data, via EPI: Source: Economic Policy Institute UPDATE: November 1 2011 12:51pm David Wilson of Bloomberg News points out that a rising Misery Indexes worsens the income-gap effect: Category: Employment, Wages & Income

Fascism As an economic system, fascism is socialism with a capitalist veneer. The word derives from fasces, the Roman symbol of collectivism and power: a tied bundle of rods with a protruding ax. In its day (the 1920s and 1930s), fascism was seen as the happy medium between boom-and-bust-prone liberal capitalism, with its alleged class conflict, wasteful competition, and profit-oriented egoism, and revolutionary Marxism, with its violent and socially divisive persecution of the bourgeoisie. Where socialism sought totalitarian control of a society’s economic processes through direct state operation of the means of production, fascism sought that control indirectly, through domination of nominally private owners. Fascism is to be distinguished from interventionism, or the mixed economy. Under fascism, the state, through official cartels, controlled all aspects of manufacturing, commerce, finance, and agriculture. About the Author Further Reading Barkai, Avraham. Basch, Ernst. Diggins, John P.

Lesson Plan - Just Say "Know" to World Hunger Purpose: The learners will analyze what it means to be hungry, why people are hungry around the world, and what they can do. They define vocabulary, explore some statistics through a simulation, and come to a consensus on an organization to partner with for a fundraising project. Duration: Three 45-Minute Class Periods Objectives: The learner will define vocabulary words related to hunger and giving. give reasons why some people are hungry. identify areas around the world that are in the greatest need for food. complete a hunger web/KWL to analyze what is hunger, why people are hungry, what can be done, and who we can work with. brainstorm what can be done to stop hunger. express their thoughts through journal entries using pictures and/or words. come to a consensus on a fundraising project for hunger. Service Experience: Students collect coins to support an organization of their choice that feeds people who are hungry. Materials: Handout 1 Hunger Facts Handout 2 Story of Stone Soup Handout 3

7 challenges for 7 billion Updated Thu 3 Nov 2011, 9:36am AEDT This week the world's population ticked over to 7 billion. By 2050 that number is expected to grow to 9 billion. From water shortages to rising sea levels, experts from the University of New South Wales and the University of Melbourne paint a grim future for life on Earth. They forecast dramatic changes unless significant steps are taken to curb population growth. Here seven academics outline seven challenges they say a population of 7 billion must confront. Is it all doom and gloom as they suggest, or do we have a brighter future? Climate Australia is one of the most affluent and also the most effluent nations on Earth. What we're putting into the atmosphere really constitutes an unprecedented experiment with our planet that is going to lead to changes that haven't been seen in millions of years. Water Access to fresh water in Australia, the driest inhabited continent, is incredibly difficult. Energy Economy Ageing population Birth control Food security

Your Project - Google Science Fair Bibliography and References Youtube Video Links For any extra information about the project please check out our Google+ or Youtube accounts! References Ref 1: Baset Mia M.A., Shansuddin Z.H. and Mahmood M. (2010). Ref 2: Brewin N.J. (2010). Ref 3: Somasegaran and Hoben H.J. (1985). Ref 4: Graham P.H. and Vance C.P. (2003). Ref 5: Bhattacharjee R.B., Singh A. and Mukhopadhyay S.N. (2008). Ref 6: Craighead M.D. Ref 7: Diaz-Miguel M., Serrano F. and Rosúa J.L. (2011). Ref 8: O’Gara F., Economidis I., Moenne-Loccoz Y. and Dowling D.N. Ref 9: Ni B. Ref 10: Hall E., Watson S. and Paulsen E. (2005). Ref 11: M. Ref 12: Arrieta, Hernández, COFAA- Instituto Politécnico Nacional. Ref 13: Khanaziani amd Rahimine. Ref 14: ‘Novozymes-Optimise’ (As of May 2014) Personal Contacts Mr. Acknowledgements McFarland Standard - Hunger and World Poverty The Value In Socially Responsible Investing - Once considered a niche area of investment practice, socially responsible investment (SRI) now embraces a wide investment audience that includes individuals, high net worth and otherwise, and institutions such as pension plans, endowments and foundations. Religious tenets, political beliefs, specific events and the broad remit of corporate responsibility (i.e. green investing, social welfare) all drive this investment practice. Indeed, the professional association USSIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, estimates in its "2010 Report on Socially Responsible Investing Trends" that around $3 trillion in assets under management subscribe to one or more of the aforementioned approaches to socially responsible investing. Over 250 mutual funds in the United States alone, utilize a social screening process, with assets of approximately $316 billion. There are hedge and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that adopt a socially conscious approach to investment, as well.

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