Malnutrition is a common term that includes overnutrition and undernutrition. The situation in the United states has been improved since 2015. Nevertheless, many people remain on the US government food program like Food stamp. In the developing countries; the situation is still difficult sincere since the fund allocates to end hunger is unfairly shared. Therefore, the situation seems to worsen that before.
Hunger in the United States
The estimated percentage of U.S. households that were food insecure declined significantly in 2015 to 12.7 percent of U.S. households (15.8 million households, approximately one in eight). This is down significantly from 2014, when 14.0 percent of households (17.5 million households, approximately one in seven), were food insecure. It continues a downward trend from 14.9 percent food insecure in 2011, the highest percentage ever recorded. However, the 2015 prevalence of food insecurity was still above the 2007 pre-recessionary level of 11.1 percent. (Food-insecure households (those with low and very low food security) had difficulty at some time during the year, providing enough food for all their members due to a lack of resources.) In 2015, the percentage of households with food insecurity in the severe range—very low food security—also declined significantly. (Coleman-Jensen 2016b)
The causes of malnutrition and poverty are different from countries. In developing countries, political, economic, and social crises are among the causes; while in developed countries, other reasons can be discussed.
The Causes of hunger and poverty
There are, we believe, three main causes of poverty in the United States: poverty in the world; the operation of the political and economic system in the United States, which has tended to keep people from poor families poor, and, to a lesser extent, actual physical and behavioral issues among some people who are poor.
Poverty in the world There are a lot of poor people in the world. To take those at the bottom, an estimated 1 billion people are poor (at the $1.25 income per day level, and 800 million hungry. (World Hunger Facts) They are much, much, poorer than people in the United States. In the world economic system, there are two main ways in which relatively poor people have their income increased: through trade, and through immigration. Trade, we believe, is the most important. (http://www.worldhunger.org/)
The global nutrition report released in June 2016, entitled: “From Promise to Impact – Ending malnutrition by 2030” aims to end malnutrition by 2030 as mentioned. To achieve that goal, every organization involved in a food and nutrition program must be taken into consideration for a fairer allocation of funds and other resources. It is not rare to meet hundreds of homeless in the big cities of the United States and everywhere in the world. As aforementioned, the unfair allocation of resources plays a big role in that situation.
FOOD FOR ALL helps to feed for hope.
Mohamed Elmahady CAMARA