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February 13, 2014 Essay 1 Starving Children A global citizen is one who has an understanding regarding the welfare of the children that suffer due to starvation in the United States as well as other parts of the world including third world countries. Global citizenship is a worldwide community which requires a need for worldwide participation in order to have a change in our communities and other parts of the world. We as citizens need to come together to have an understanding regarding the issue at hand. We have the power and choices on how we can deal with global citizenship by participating and contributing to the communities locally as well as globally. We can make a change in the children’s lives who suffer if only? In Africa there are 3.6 million children who suffer from food shortage. Every 6 seconds a child dies because of starvation that is high in numbers for children to be dying due to a lack of food. In 2001 there were estimated to be 200 million compared to 88 million in 1970 of starving children, according to feeding the children. In India malnutrition is widely prevalent. 146 million children under the age of 5 are underweight. 43% of the children under the age of five suffer from poor nutrition which can lead to health problems that can cause deterioration to their nutritional status. Malnutrition is one of the causes for morbidity and mortality which can lead to permanent impairment toward their physical and mental growth. According to the article, An Intervention Study in Malnutrition among under Five Children, in 2005 it was reported that 47% of Chiapas inhabitants suffered from alimentary poverty as well as intergenerational cycle of growth failure. The fact is that there are children who lack proper food intake if they have any food at all. It is the lack of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, and vitamins that of which are needed

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