Have Nots - Did you feel you were getting anywhere talking to the Haves? Why or Why not? Do you have any other alternatives to solve your problems?
Haves - Why was it easy to laugh at, and look down on the Have Nots?
What problems cause the differences between Haves and Have Nots? Which causes are the most important?
Famine in Ethiopia – Should this woman “get a job?”
Hardim, West Hararghe, Ethiopia - Zeinab Aliye has no more milk to give her nine-year-old son, Ahmed. The family has eaten all their food and their farm has been totally devastated by the drought. Nutritional surveys in several regions of Ethiopia are already showing increased cases of malnutrition such as marasmus and kwashiorkor among children and the elderly.
Starving children searching for insects to eat in Sudan What is it like to be a Have Not? Who gets to eat?
Boy showing symptoms of malnutrition in Malawi How does hunger affect Have Nots?
Priyanka, 3, an Indian slum girl breaks stones next to her siblings on the banks of the river Mahanada in the north-eastern city of Siliguri. Priyanka earns 150 rupees ($3) a week.Over 400 million people in India live below the internationally agreed poverty line (living on less than US $1 per day). According to estimates, several hundred thousand children work as labourers and beg on streets in India. “ Tell those lazy Have Nots to get an education and fix their own problems”???
There are 100,000,000 children at work today “ Don’t ask me to help you – GET A JOB!
Woman in Sierra Leona – What does she have to do to cook this food. Where does your next meal come from?
Eritrea's plight In a good year she grows enough sorghum to feed her family and still has enough to sell at market. But last year's harvest produced nothing, so this year she has sold all her livestock just to buy supplies. "We eat until the food runs out," she said, "After that we either have to cancel the meal or search for some leaves (traditionally eaten by her tribe - the Kunama). There used to be leaves, but now even those have gone, we are in big trouble."
International star Bono of the Irish rock band U2 performs at the Live 8 concert to raise world understanding of global hunger.
Where do you draw the boundaries that separate people? Who owns this world?
Rank Country GDP - per capita 1 East Timor $ 500 2 Somalia $ 500 3 Sierra Leone $ 500 4 Malawi $ 600 5 Tanzania $ 600 6 Burundi $ 600 7 Congo, Republic of the $ 700 8 Congo, Democratic Republic of the $ 700 9 Comoros $ 700 10 Eritrea $ 700 11 Ethiopia $ 700 12 Afghanistan $ 700 13 Niger $ 800 14 Yemen $ 800 15 Madagascar $ 800 16 Guinea-Bissau $ 800 17 Zambia $ 800 18 Kiribati $ 800 19 Nigeria $ 900 20 Mali $ 900 Poorest Countries in the World
Rank Country GDP - per capita 1 Luxembourg $ 55,100 2 Norway $ 37,800 3 United States $ 37,800 4 San Marino $ 34,600 5 Switzerland $ 32,700 6 Denmark $ 31,100 7 Iceland $ 30,900 8 Austria $ 30,000 9 Canada $ 29,800 10 Ireland $ 29,600 11 Belgium $ 29,100 12 Australia $ 29,000 13 Netherlands $ 28,600 14 Japan $ 28,200 15 United Kingdom $ 27,700 16 France $ 27,600 17 Germany $ 27,600 18 Finland $ 27,400 19 Monaco $ 27,000 20 Sweden $ 26,800 Richest Countries in the World
According to UNICEF, 30,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. That is about 210,000 children each week, or just under 11 million children under five years of age, each year.
Today, across the world 1.3 billion people live on less than one dollar a day 3 billion live on under two dollars a day 1.3 billion have no access to clean water 3 billion have no access to sanitation 2 billion have no access to electricity
William H. Gates Today he is worth a staggering $52.8 billion . He could pay the salary of President George W. Bush (US$400,000) for 132,000 years You could win Survivor 52,000 times and still not match up to his fortune.
The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of the poorest 48 nations (i.e. a quarter of the world’s countries) is less than the wealth of the world’s three richest people combined. Richest People in the World Rank Country Individual 1 United States Gates, William H III 2 United States Buffett, Warren E 3 India Lakshmi Mittal 4 Mexico Carlos Slim Helu 5 Saudi Arabia Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud 6 Sweden Ingvar Kamprad 7 United States Paul Allen 8 Germany Karl Albrecht 9 United States Lawrence Ellison 10 United States S Robson Walton 1 United States, William Gates III 2 United States Warren Buffett 3 India Mittal Lakshmi
What we spent in Billions of Dollars Cosmetics in the United States 8 b Ice cream in Europe 11 b Perfumes in Europe and the United States 12 b Pet foods in Europe and the United States 17 b Business entertainment in Japan 35 b Cigarettes in Europe 50 b Alcoholic drinks in Europe 105 b Narcotics drugs in the world 400 b Military spending in the world 780 b What is needed in Billions of dollars Basic education for all 6 b Water and sanitation for all 9 b Reproductive health for all women 12 b Basic health and nutrition 13 b