I've listed more than one list. It diserves more than ONE.
2. Lack of education
3. Greed of leaders
4. Opression of women
6. Intolerance of others religion & color
8. Health care
9. Class gap (rich vs. poor)
Over 25,000 children die every day around the world.
That is equivalent to:
- 1 child dying every 3.5 seconds
- 17-18 children dying every minute
- A 2004 Asian Tsunami occurring almost every 1.5 weeks
- An Iraq-scale death toll every 16–38 days
- Over 9 million children dying every year
- Some 70 million children dying between 2000 and 2007
The silent killers are poverty, hunger, easily preventable diseases and illnesses, and other related causes. In spite of the scale of this daily/ongoing catastrophe, it rarely manages to achieve, much less sustain, prime-time, headline coverage.
Obesity has been on the rise in these modern times. The number of overweight people as well as obese people seems to have increased from the survey that was conducted back in the year 2002. This issue is attributed to the nature of most jobs and the food pattern that is currently in action in our busy society. Unhealthy food habits along with less dedication to workouts have resulted in this obesity problem.
The percentage of smokers has fallen from about 26.5% in the year 1998 to about 20.8% as observed in a survey that was conducted in the year 2006. As the laws get tougher on smokers, it seems people seem to be quitting this deadly habit.
3. Youth Alcohol Usage:
Among the twelfth graders in one survey, about 49% were found to have consumed alcohol a month before the survey was taken. The worst part of this is that the many parents are unaware of it. In fact, most of the parents don’t seem to have clear and personal talks with their children. This is considered to be one of the big reasons why these youngsters have been pulled into alcohol and drugs.
Transportation has often been one of the needs that cannot be met for people who live in poverty. This can make the situation worse.
The number of deaths due to poverty has seen an exponential rise and the measures taken against the same seem to be moving at a snail pace while the poverty is galloping ahead. This is one social issue that requires immediate attention since the lives of many poverty-struck villages are at bay.