Author: DLHKM PM
Is hunger really so far away? There are people everywhere who do not obtain the required sustenance; there are poor families and homeless individuals and struggling people who cannot afford to eat. A short essay about hunger.Rated: Fiction K - English - Words: 451 - Published: 02-24-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3000070
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People all over the world go without food; for whatever reason, they cannot find the means to provide for themselves and a decent meal is hard to come by.
In North Korea, in Sudan, in India, even in the United States of America; the entire world is struggling with hunger and losing the battle.
Every year, millions lose their lives due to starvation, and every year, efforts are made to prevent deaths-every year, those attempts fail. Yes, people are assisted, and many are reached by the humanitarian aid provided, but it's not enough. These organizations cannot end hunger by themselves: the members of the international community need to come together and take action, they must join forces and tackle this issue.
Because it's inexcusable: the fact that so many lives are lost and that so many suffer while the rest live their comfortable lives is appalling.
The rich-folk, the millionaires and billionaires of the world, even those who make hundreds of thousands, are carefree, for the most part, and do nothing to help those who are less fortunate. Perhaps it's because of greed, that monstrous thing that urges people to hold on to as much of their accumulated finances as possible; it may be that they simply do not care, that they do not feel the need to share what they have earned with people in such faraway places.
But is hunger really so far away?
There are people everywhere who do not obtain the required sustenance; there are poor families and homeless individuals and struggling people who cannot afford to eat.
There are, of course, more excuses to be made.
They might not be well-informed: these more fortunate people may have no idea of what is happening all over the world. That is a preposterous notion, for there is not one person on this Earth who is ignorant of the food shortages.
Is there really a shortage of food? I, personally, believe that, if an attempt was made, enough food could be gathered up to feed everyone. The problem is that people throw away food, that they buy what they do not need, that today's world is all about overproduction and overconsumption: so much, too much, food is wasted by those who have the luxury of wasting it. Those starving people, the ones who would do almost anything for even a bit of food, would be horrified: they would be unable to comprehend how those who can eat whenever they desire to would toss an unfinished snack in the trash, how the remnants of a meal are so carelessly discarded.
While we are wasting our food, they are wasting away.