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    Famine and Malnutrition

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    I. Background of the issue. A. Main elements of the problem and history of the issue. Famine and malnutrition is a problem that is plaguing almost everyone, everywhere. Almost every country is involved and is suffering. Some countries and nations ridden with famine would include Africa, the Middle East, South America, and Latin America. The causes of famine and malnutrition come from many varying sources. There isn’t one country that is the same as another. The root of the problem vary from natural

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    Famine Prevention

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    Famine Prevention Famine is a crisis where starvation from too little food results in the sharp increase of distress and death one place. Developing countries whose food production is dependent on rain fed agriculture suffer greatly. Climate related problems such as low rainfall, drought as well as insects and vermin do have a devastating affect on crops and livelihood but there are many other factors at work. To enable the prevention of famines, the causes must be addressed; whether famines

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    Famine Relief

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    to prevent the famine crisis in the Horn of Africa since July 2011, Suzanne Dvorak the chief executive of Save the Children wrote that, “We need to provide help now. But we cannot forget that these children are wasting away in a disaster that we could - and should - have prevented” she added, “The UN estimates that every $1 spent in prevention saves $7 in emergency spending.” (Dvorak, 2011). Many people who read such statement wonder about our obligation towards famine relief, and ask

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    Famine in Africa

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    Famine in Africa Famine has struck parts of Africa several times during the 20th century, and to this day is still going strong. According to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, the average African consumes 2300 kcal/day, less than the global average of 2700 kcal/day. Recent figures estimate that 316 million Africans, or approximately 35 percent of the continent's total population, is undernourished. Although hunger in Africa is hardly new, it now occurs in a world that has

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    North Korea Famine

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    North Korea Famine Abstract Famine is the one of the biggest problems in the world. More than 800 million people are suffering from hunger. The people of North Korea suffer from hunger on the level of the notorious Somalia, Sudan, and Ethiopia famines. They just suffer in silence behind the world media. There are several facts about the North Korea famine. One of the main factors for the North Korea famine is political problems: The North Korean government ignores s people’s everyday lives

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    Mao's Great Famine

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    people, from its initial start to its official end. The first source which will be examined in depth is Frank Dikötter’s book “Mao’s Great Famine”, written in 2010. The origin of this source is valuable, because Dikötter is a Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong, where he specializes and teaches courses of both Mao and Great Chinese Famine, and he is also a Professor of the Modern History

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    irish patato famine

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    afterwards. Ireland’s mild, cloudy, and damp climate allows root crops, such as the potato, to thrive and to be grown successfully in their peaty soil. Many of the p... ... middle of paper ... ...reatened the people of Ireland with another famine. The National Land League was formed so that the poor tenant farmers land could not be taken away, and they could not get thrown into the streets by the greedy landowners. The National Land League organized communities together. Together they had

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    Irish Famine

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    Potato Famine was a period of starvation, disease and emigration, and was known as one of the biggest tragedies from 1845 to 1847. Many people depended on potato crops to survive; however [comma] the potato crops acquired blight, a disease that caused the potatoes to rot while still in the ground. No good crops could be grown for two years [comma] causing Irish tenant farmers unable to pay rent and was forced off their land causing over 21,000 people to die of starvation. The Irish Potato Famine caused

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    Famine is Not a Natural Disaster

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    children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands. - Barack Obama This quote taken from a speech that Barack Obama gave whilst running for the presidency will go down in history as an embodiment of the vision of hope and change that gave life to his campaign. It also is an explicit reference to anti-global warming movement. Although the sentiment is profoundly noble it is rather interesting that famine is presented in the same vein as sea rise and

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    Ukraineian Famine

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    Ukraineian Famine "Dniepropetrovsk was overrun with starving farmers," remembered one Party worker. "Many of them lay listless, too weak even to beg around the railway stations. Their children were little more than skeletons with swollen bellies." He was appalled at what was happening, but his superior saw things differently. "A ruthless struggle is going on between the peasantry and our regime… It's a struggle to the death. This year was a test of our strength and endurance. It took a famine to show

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