Does a industrialized nation have a moral responsibility to end world hunger ?
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I want to define key words. First is Hunger. Second is Moral. According to the Oxford English Dictionary (1971), hunger is a term which has mainly two meanings. One is the uneasy or painful sensation caused by want of food, craving apptite. Also the exhaused condition caused by want of food. Second is the want or scarcity of food in a country. Moral means socially acceptablel and reasonable. I hope someone who is interested in this topic accept this debate.
Secondly, it is true that nearly 25% of people in the U.K. are in poverty. However, the unemplyment benefit and social welfare program are offered in the country. But,unfortunately, safety net for the general public does not exist in many African countries. As I pointed out before, the U.K. had many colonial countries in Africa. Therefore, the country should take measures to save hunger there.
Thirdly, the developed country like the U.S. spends too much money on military build-up. Some of them must be used for eliminating hunger and poverty in the developing countries as the leader and the wealthiest country of the world from the humanitarian viewpoint.
Finally, poverty and hunger in Africa might trigger terrorism toward the developed countries. The reason is that the economic disparity between the industrialized, rich countries and the poor countries is widening. I believe people in the developing nations are dissatisfied with the close relationship formed by the big capitals of the West and the officials of their governments to share their benefits by exploiting their labor. Therefore, the developed counties must offer financial and food aid for the developing countries.
In conclusion it is probable that world hunger and poverty become a major cause of war and global terrorism. Therefore, the industrialized countries must shoulder a moral responsibility and duty to coping with them as the locomotives of world economy and the members of world society.
I am looking forward to reading Con`s arguments of round 3.
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