Nick P. Minnesota

Together We Can End Starvation

The issue of people dying from starvation is a serious problem, and we need to fix that.

Nick P.

November 6, 2016

Dear future president,

The issue of people dying from starvation is a serious problem, and we need to fix that. There should be no hunger in this world. There is plentiful food for everyone and yet some people die because they don’t get any of it. Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That's about one in nine people on earth. The vast majority of the world's hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 percent of the population is undernourished. Starvation happens everywhere causing many deaths throughout the world everyday, one in nine people are affected by hunger or are under malnourished. I believe that starvation or no hunger should be the priority of our future President because many people die from it everyday and we could prevent many many deaths from occurring but we don’t take the time to do so.

I think we should end starvation because many people suffer from starvation each day. One in nine people suffer from starvation and/or malnutrition in the US. This matters because you could be standing in a room with 99 people and 11 of them could be suffering from starvation and/or malnutrition, and this matters because we could very well fix it but we don’t. Secondly third world countries suffer even worse and about 12,000 people die in africa each day from starvation. They contribute the most deaths to the 795 million deaths each year from starvation. This matters because if our president collaborated more with the UN representative from our country we could help knock out half of the deaths in africa. Overall starvation kills too many lives that could be preserved by our time and care.

Another way to look at it is that if you have food and if not that’s too bad. People think this way because they don’t want to take the time or money to end starvation and they just take what they have for granted. A price has been set and estimated by the United Nations to solve this crisis – $30 billion a year. It may seem like a large sum of money, but when compared to the U.S. defense budget – $737 billion in 2012 – $30 billion seems more attainable. This matters because almost the entire US takes for granted their food and uses their money for defense when each citizen could pay the same and the government could take 30 billion dollars of the money they raised from taxes and put it towards ending world hunger and just have a 707 billion dollar defense budget. The U.S. could end world hunger without even having the citizens paying twice the taxes and most citizens don’t even know it.

The future president should put together a large organization that could make or bring food to third world countries or to areas of high starvation. This is most closely connected to global goal number two. It would allow for more opinions in the UN because someone that dies from starvation could have been the next great leader of the UN changing the world to one big area of peace and tranquility. This is a priority because everyone deserves a chance at a healthy long life, and it shouldn’t be taken away just because we don’t take the time to make a difference.


Nick P.

Chaska Middle School East

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