Whenever we talk about third world countries a picture comes into our mind, a picture of countries where people face so much problems and struggle for their lives.
Almost all third world countries face the same problems. Third world countries include African, Asian and most of the Latin American countries.
One of the greatest problems in third world countries is poverty. Poverty is the condition of having insufficient resources to live a healthy life. Number of countries is diving into poverty. It has various serious consequences on human lives. With the rising rates of poverty, many of the local citizens faces problem of famine and lack of lodging, one obvious example is India. Therefore together with these problems, there is also lack of hygiene and this favors the proliferation of various harmful bacteria which resulting in the development of diseases such as cholera, malaria, etc. People don’t have enough facilities or either these facilities are too expensive to overcome such diseases. People are deprived from clean drinking water and sanitation facilities. This unsatisfactory condition is getting worse day by day. Due to above said problems; diseases spread all over and these results to high death rates every year (Maheen Mirza, 2008).
One of the most pressing problems of the economy of underdeveloped countries is unemployment. The majority of people are unemployed or the bread earner of the family dies. In that case there is nobody to provide them with basic needs of life. There are many factors, which contribute to unemployment. It is directly related to lack of education, rapid change of technology, recessions, inflation, disability and discrimination in the place of work. There are many social and economic effects due to unemployment. High unemployment often results in increases domestic violence, crime, health problems and negative psychological effects. There is a huge loss of production and output because those who are unemployed are not able to add towards GDP. The government loses on the income tax revenue as unemployed are unable to earn. In order to cater to the needs of unemployed, government must take a sizeable step, which aims at providing financial assistance to the workers till the time of recovery in the economy.
The most threatening part of the story is the reoccurring of terrorism over the globe in many different forms. Terrorism is the use of violence against civilians by sub-national groups for political purposes. A sense of perceived injustice and the belief that violence will effectively redress it is the ideal breeding growth of terrorism. It has occurred throughout history but today the world is experiencing a global rebirth of attacks. The whole world is getting familiar with Arab and Muslim names. Terrorism therefore is designed to have psychological effects that reach farther beyond the impact on the immediate victims of an attack. The growing terrorist population is becoming more and more dangerous, with new organizations forming out of nothing. Politicians make terrorism a blame game and throw mud on each other. Also, the terrorist groups have the power to bribe or corrupt the public officials that aim to shut them down. Ending terrorist threats requires imaginative and fluid thinking, whether to attack the roots of terrorism or neutralize a particular group (Walter Laqueur, 2004).
Emerging technology is doing harm to third world countries. First world countries use highly updated technology to manufacture clothing, food and other items, they no longer use the cheap labor from third world countries, which in turn leads to unemployment and poverty (Jonna Tharp, 2007). A myriad of countries are drowning and need serious assistance. The developing nations should treat these problems from the grass root. Government in these countries fights forcefully to control the situation however whatever they plan; become less futile and display help less scenario.
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