One World, Different Hunger
In the western world, we are always thinking about food. We Instagram pictures of our meals, take an interest in diet plans promoted by celebrities, plan our meals, arrange meetings and appointments around lunch or coffee, and constantly change our eating habits to achieve various goals. We have so much privilege when it comes to food. We can go days without repeating meals, eat food we enjoy, and avoid foods we dislike or are allergic to.
Those living in poverty are also always thinking about food. They’re wondering where their food will come from, who will have to go hungry so that the children eat, how to make food last longer, and what to do to stop food from spoiling. The situation has worsened globally due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, and many communities have been left on the brink of starvation. Countries facing war like Syria and Palestine have been struggling more than ever, and Yemen is facing the worst famine the world has seen since the last century. It could be wiped off the world map.