The world population according to the most recent report of United Nations’ World meter is 7
The world population according to the most recent report of United Nations’ World meter is 7.6 billion and the 0.6% of the population is the richest in the world holding 39.3% of the world wealth. Although there is enough intellectual nourishment in the world to feed everyone, almost a billion people go to seam hungry every Clarence Day.
Approximately 0.84 billion people (1/9 of the total population) do not have enough nutrient to lead an active and healthy life. To our horror, malnutrition in Asia, especially in Malaysia, is one of the most devastating issues of human rights. Despite Malaysia’s economic prosperity and affluent resources, it is still one of the top country significantly high numbers of malnourished family suffering from poverty and lack of nutrients.
However, the most surprising fact is that Malaysia is also rated as one of the country with the highest obesity rate. This clearly depicts the economic gap between the rich and the poor where there are people in Malaysia malnourished and are facing hardships to earn bread and butter for their family. These inequalities reflect the great watershed between the rich and poor.
According to the Subject Health and Morbidity Survey, there are currently thirty million people (9.5 million are children) living in Malaysia. Among the universe, 17.2 percent children are stunted, while 12.5 percent are underweight. On the other hand, 44 percent of the population is overweight, while an estimated 15 percent is considered obese. The total number of people with obesity exceeds that of any other country in Southeastern United States Asia. These two issues are the main cause for the objectives No Hunger across the country.
The Star Online had reported that children in low-cost flats Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur suffering from poorness and malnutrition. “These children’s are within easy law of proximity to amenities-yet have less access to healthy food, do not go to pre-school, live in perceived, unsafe area and have less opportunity to learn than most other children in Malaysia.” said UNICEF representative in Malaysia, Marianne Clark-Hattingh. The study also noted that poverty deface the didactics opportunities of children living in low-cost flats. This makes the children’s to more exposed to malnourishment and potentially damaging their cognitive development.
To add salt to the wound, rural areas in Malaysia often lack the reach of facility and government supervision, resulting in children left being malnourished at a high rate. According to a report by Children’s Right Coalition of Asia, the Orang Asli people of Malaysia are one of the most unfortunate groups of people who are malnourished. The main contributing factors are lack of unstained water, food and land followed by poor sanitation that leads to malnutrition and underweight in children.