Editor, 

The United States is one of the most powerful and wealthy countries in the world. As a country in this position, we have an obligation to offer aid to those living in extreme poverty around the world.

There are 736 million people living in extreme poverty globally. As of 2018, 1- in-9 people around the world is hungry. Over 2 billion people lack access to regular safe and nutritious food.

These statistics are staggering, especially when you learn that world hunger could be eliminated by 2030 with an additional $265 billion per year for resources. This may seem like a lot of money, but when you compare it to other political priorities such as the defense budget ($668 billion in 2018), it becomes clear that this is feasible for the United States.

People globally need our help. We have the resources and the ability to do it, so why aren’t we?

Hannah

Kremer

Everett

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