With the explosion of poverty and population, the world is facing an acute hunger crisis,resulting in the death of at least one child in every five seconds. On one side, you will hear the tons of food commodities rotting in the warehouses of the government and on the other side, there are thousands of people unable to afford a proper meal a day. According to surveys, 1 out of 9 people suffer from malnutrition across the world and about 3.1 million children less than the age of 5 die every year. Developing countries consist 98% of the world’s hungry population. With luxury and comfort in one hand and poverty and suffering on the other, the social difference has escalated poverty and hunger to higher levels.
It is surprising to know that although the world produces enough food for the entire global population of 7 billion people, still hunger prevails to be the devil of our society. If we look at the causes of hunger the most probable one would be the fatal loop of poverty. Natural and manmade disasters like flood and drought or war and displacement also have a significant role to play in causing hunger. Here are the list of famous hunger quotes to give you a stark glimpse of poverty and starvation.