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Synonyms for famine

Synonyms for famine

an acute insufficiency

a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death

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Selon le representant de la FAO, George Okechi, bien que certaines regions de la Zambie soient confrontees a la famine, la situation ne justifie pas la declaration d'une situation d'urgence nationale.
Popular resistance led to civil war, terror, famine, and mass exodus across the border to China.
In recent days, the media has been awash with news of famine and drought in Turkana county.
According to the United Nations , due to the famine of food, people suffer under nutrition and this affects growth and mentality of a person specially a child,a famine is declared only when certain measures of mortality, malnutrition and hunger are met.
In Anne Applebaum's Red Famine, a 1920s Bolshevik tells an American that food is a weapon (29).
De Waal divides the history of famines into those of: (1) European colonialism; (2) the period 1914-50; (3) 'post-colonial totalitarianism' (including the 1958-62 famine in China); and (4) crises since 1986, mostly associated with conflict.
Mark Lowcock told the Security Council that this famine would be "much bigger than anything any professional in this field has seen during their working lives".
Addressing the Security Council on Tuesday, UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock said "there is a clear and present danger of an imminent and great big famine engulfing Yemen", Al-Jazeera reported.
"The fact that millions of people -- many of them children -- still suffer from severe malnutrition and famine in the 21st century is a global tragedy," World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said in a statement.
Famine Stela at Sehel Island in the Nile, Aswan, Upper Egypt- Egypt Today/Mahmoud Sheleib CAIRO -- 15 June 2018: In the era of King Djoser, King of Upper and Lower Egypt: Neterkhet and founder of the Third Dynasty in the Old Kingdom, a shortage of the Nile flood in 2,700 BC led to a seven-year famine, leaving Egypt in a state of extreme distress.
EARLY IN HER pioneering study of the representation of famine women, Margaret Kelleher asks the question, "Is it possible to depict the horror and scale of an event such as famine; are literature and language adequate to the task?" The simple answer is that while it is not possible to depict visual images of famine suffering, it is possible to represent famine suffering verbally.
* A simplistic logic is often applied to the ghastly phenomenon of famine: that it usually descends because of an imbalance between population and resources, or in the wake of natural disaster.
South Sudan's war regions face death by starvation, with tens of thousands being on the brink of famine. This war features atrocities and crimes, include a food blockade.
Download UN warns of historic famine if Yemen blockade isn't lifted NNA - The UN humanitarian chief warned Wednesday that unless the Saudi-led military coalition lifts its blockade on Yemen the war-torn nation will face "the largest famine the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims." Mark Lowcock told reporters after briefing the UN Security Council behind closed doors that there must be an immediate resumption of regular air flights to the cities of Aden and Sanaa by the United Nations and its humanitarian partners.
Irish scholars in history, oral history, and law analyze the effects of the Great Irish Famine on Irish society.