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Poverty occurs in most parts of the world Nevertheless the more serious and problematical poverty takes part in the third world and the southern parts of the globe First of all we have to clearly define the word poverty In a broad sense it means that people within this poverty region are poor or have a lower average income per capita than other regions To a deeper approach we refer poverty as people have low educational backgrounds lack of food supplies or people with lower standard of livings etc According to the Websters New World Dictionary the word poverty can be defined as 1 the condition or quality of being poor 2 deficiency inadequacy 3 scarcity Websters p461 Generally in this essay we will examine the facts that lead to the poverty of these third world and southern countries The first and the most serious problem that causes by poverty are hunger or preciously malnutrition We can find these kinds of problems almost all over Africa and some other underdeveloped countries These were witnessed by thousands of people through TV radio newspaper journals etc In the early 1980s the mass media dramatically brought us the picture of hunger from Africa starving children skin and bone with their bloated bellies too weak to even stand up Warnock p1 At the same time people living in more developed countries or wealthy states are enjoying different kinds of delicious meals and dumping whatever they dont like Why would this happen Can we refer this to the government or economical policies that rise the problems To further explore the problem of hunger in Africa we can easily relate this to poverty In fact there may be some other problems that cause the hunger For example local drought in the African Sahel that damages the cropping which in turn shorten the local food supplies The other factor is the rapid population growth in Africa Increasing capita means an increase
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