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Poverty is “Hard to train to accept being poor”, but it is lugubrious for some people who have no choice than to take it as granted. Poverty is the condition of having insufficient resources or income. In its most extreme form, absolute poverty is a lack of basic human needs, such as adequate and nutritious food, clothing, housing, clean water, and health services. Relative poverty is the condition of having fewer resources or less income than others within a society or country, or compared to worldwide averages.

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To start with, couples in poor countries, such as Ghana, should be encouraged to sustain a low birth rate. The main reason is that if there are too many mouths to feed in a poor family, there is unlikely the chance for the bread-winner to do so especially with the food crisis problem as prices of basic staples are retaining an unabated surge globally. Governments’ ministries should develop sensitizing campaigns to the people of the dangers of being overpopulated in low economically developed countries so that the latter do not remorse later for being ignorant.

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As a result, the Family Planning convention which has currently been already envisaged, so far, in many countries as well as in Mauritius too. The Mauritian Family Planning policy suggests the Mauritian family should be complacent with three or less children. Similarly, in China, the Chinese government has been very strict in the family planning policy in the past years; it has revisited its policy and has juxtaposed the preceding “two child policy” with a “one child policy” in order to bring efficient changes in maintaining a healthy population.

Furthermore, a better welfare system of living should be made available to the inhabitants of, both, the undeveloped and developing countries in order to prevail a good standard of living with the support of NGOs and other powerful bodies. According to a survey carried out by the UN-HABITAT programme’s officials, one of the spokesperson asserted that there are approximately more than 2. 6 billions of people – implying 40% of the world population who, as a matter of fact, are deprived from fundamental necessities such as toilets and other sanitation facilities.

Besides, it should be pinpointed that the lack of access to adequate toilet does not only violates the dignity of the urban poor, but it also affects their health too. “Being deprived of adequate sanitation facilities is the most direct and dehumanizing consequence of poverty. “, said UN-Habitat’s Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka. Hence, the head of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) has urged the governments to implement a low-cost technology to ensure ample sanitation for those 40%.

In the same way, food being a fundamental need, the UN Organisation has considered over this issue in its Millenium Development Goals as a top priority problem to solve. It is mainly a UN-backed up agency called the World Food Programme (WFP) which has decided to ‘halving the proportion of hungry people in the world’. In addition to food, we also have the water problem which is also inured in many poor countries like in the sub part of the African continent. Malaria, Cholera and Typhoid are common diseases among the people mostly because of consumption of unclean water due to calamities such as drought or famine.

This problem can be alleviated with the financial assistance from other countries by providing a NEWater technology which is famous in Singapore or use the Pur powder, a powder that can separate water from its deposits, to purify the water so as to allow more people to have access to clean water. Moreover, underprivileged residents should be educated using with a versatile approach to help them to tackle issues affecting them all, around the 4 corner of the globe. This will have many advantages along; first the people will be respected and will be more sensitized couple with sharing a good rapport in their society.

Thus, they will be more alert about the overpopulation problems. Also, hopefully, there shall be equal rights between man and woman in these countries. Hence, it is more likely for the women in those countries to emancipate themselves from the four walls and get themselves a decent or even a good pay job. In certain countries like the US, some races – the Afro-Americans are marginalized and are not given equal employment opportunities to earn their living honestly because they are deemed inferior by the rest as many do not have a proper education.

With regards to this, by giving the chance to educate such people, it may be possible that their dreams may any longer branded as a utopian dream throughout their lives since they may get a good job to stand on their own feet. Couple with education, the Bangladeshi Nobel Prize winner Professor Mohammad Yunus’ micro-credit financial loan system in collaboration with the Grameen bank could be, as well, used to help the unfortunate ones to move on with a decent life.

For example, poor people could buy themselves proper clothing or materials to run a business. Ultimately, the different proposals in these paragraphs aforementioned can drastically, if well harnessed using a strategic approach with the right timings, improve the lives of the most deprived ones with the problem of combating poverty on a global scale. However, one should bear in his mind that this task is next to the impossible to achieve if it is to be undertaken by a minority groups and requires more than one voluntary bodies to attain such kind of goal.

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