Committee
WHO
Country
Peru

Author

Sandro Vece
Germany

Cite as https://mymun.com/ppdb/8235

Tackling the global issue of child malnutrition through social reform, food production and distribution of lunch.

Peru is a developing country with still quite low economy. About three quarters of Peruvian citizens are indigenous people and some of them are still living like their Indian ancestors. Poverty especially is prevalent in the rural Andes regions, in which mainly indigenous people live. Since there are extensive differences in heights in the Andes, it has always been really difficult to set up a good infrastructure system. This advances the isolation of the indigenous ethnicities' villages in Peru, which leads to the problem that these people have lingual barriers and do not even know about their human rights. An integration into the developing society in urban regions is impossible. Because of these reasons, but also because of bad economy, many citizens suffer poverty. Most of them are not able to afford enough food. Social organizations have figures estimating high rates of child malnutrition: In 2006, about 60% of children between 0 and 11 years lived in poverty and 27% at the same age even lived in extreme poverty.

Nevertheless, thanks to aggressive measures fightin...