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Drought and famine are not extreme events. They are not anomalies. They are merely the sharp end of a global food system that is built on inequality, imbalances and […]

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Famine in Horn of Africa

On September 29, 2011 By

An excellent info-graphic about famine in Africa


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The World \Bank has reported that increases in food prices have magnified the impact of the drought in the Horn of Africa.  The rises in prices of corn […]

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UN definition of famine

On July 21, 2011 By

Today, the UN officially declared famine

 in two regions of southern Somalia. But what exactly does this mean?  Perhaps surprisingly, the definition of famine is somewhat more complex […]

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The great British public has donated £9 million to the appeal launched by the Disasters Emergency Committe, an umbrella group of British Charities.

For details of about this […]

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The failure of rains across arid parts of East Africa has brought misery to millions of people, affecting almost every aspect of life.

Whether the drought is due […]

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