Every year our country, the UN and our world leaders promises - this year we will make our world a better place. So why keep a promise if you’re not going to live up to it? “There’s a lot of bitterness, there’s a lot of anger out there. We all have to work hard to heal those wounds.” Allen Boyd – was the United States Representative for Florida. When I got asked the gruelling task of saying what is wrong with our world, a lot comes to mind child abuse, cyber bullying, terrorist threats, high rates of obese but one thing springs out for me and in my opinion is the main -Poverty.
Firstly, the reason why many countries suffer from poverty is because they specialise in agriculture and production of raw material that they get paid unfairly. This an economic dead end as it doesn’t allow for increase in productivity or innovation. 1.6 billion People in the world have no access to drinking water. This doesn’t seem fair. Others may argue it was the Europeans and the Americans in the past sailed to countries like Africa took their valuable minerals or other stuff that only grew in their environment. A prime example is Sierra Leone where their Gold was scavenged out ruthlessly without any permission for their own selfish pleasure. Well now people say that is in the past but these kinds of behaviour are still happening right now on our so called “perfect world”.
However poverty doesn’t always happen in foreign countries; believe it or not The United Kingdom is also victimised by poverty. There are 3.5 million people living in poverty in the UK today. That’s a staggering 27 per cent of children, or more than one in for four.
Furthermore poverty leads to countries being ashamed of it, rise on violence, unsteady rules and Laws, malnutrition, abuse, and many more. The main focus will be on Malnutrition. The reason why countries suffer from malnutrition is because they don’t have enough money to go around for people and there are rarely any jobs and even if there is you would...