Common Causes of Hunger1)Drought causes hunger for 10 million in west Africa● Niger the worst-affected country in Africa● 7.1 million are hungry● the loss of livestock and crops coupled with a surge in prices2) Political Causes of Hunger● Not a lack of money, but how money gets spent
Wealth Inequality - STEPHENWorlds richest 1% own 40% of all wealth, UN report discoversBy:James RandersonIn this article James Randerson describes the current state of the allocation of wealth in a global context. As the titlemight suggest the inequality seems overwhelming. The information upon which this article is founded comes from Theglobal study - from the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations. Of the many statedstatistic in this article, the fact that "Half the worlds adult population, however, owned barely 1% of global wealth.", isprobably the most horrific.Video from TED: How economic inequality harms societieshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ7LzE3u7BwIn this video Richard Wilkinson presents his research on the various biological and sociological consequences ofeconomic inequality. This is an amazing presentation! Hope you all enjoy!See blog for explanation of charts.
General Poverty - MEGAN-Afghanistan and third world countries-the United States-Rachelle Grimmer
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