Global Maro Practices

Global Macro Practices in Human Services
Hunger is a huge issue that affects many people around the world. Based on the world population in October of 2010, which was estimated at 6.8 billion people worldwide, 925 million people around the world did not receive adequate amounts of food and went hungry (Hunger   Notes, 2011). There are many reasons why people around the world are going hungry and even more social issues that this population is facing.   In order to reduce world hunger human service workers must find ways to spread awareness and help those in need by the use of macro practice interventions.   Hunger is not only a problem in the United States; it is a problem around the globe.
Nature of the Population
World Hunger is becoming a larger problem, especially in the United States. The economy failing, the rise in food prices, and the fact that there are no jobs in the United States have created the problems of people in need of food stamps, food banks, and soup kitchens. In other parts of the world poverty is the biggest creator of hunger. Drought, over fishing, war, famine, and poor crops are some reasons why other cultures are struggling with poverty and lack of food as well. Economics is a problem that causes poverty and it is a never ending cycle. If human service workers cannot teach people how to bring themselves out of poverty then there will always be a dependency on help for food.
    More than nine million people around the world die each year because of malnutrition and hunger, five million of these people are children (Shah, 2010). In the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States there is somewhere around an average of 15 to 40 percent waste of food not used or just thrown away. In Africa the food in the crops goes bad before they can get a chance to eat it, the crops end up drying out, insect infestation and just lack of technology. With all the waste that other countries have with food they don’t just throw away food. There is the...