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Famine that kills : Darfur, Sudan

Author: Alex De Waal
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2005.
Series: Oxford studies in African affairs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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In 2004, Darfur, Sudan was described as the "world's greatest humanitarian crisis." Twenty years previously, Darfur was also the site of a disastrous famine. Famine that Kills is a seminal account of that famine, and a social history of the region. In a new preface prepared for this revised edition, Alex de Waal analyzes the roots of the current conflict in land disputes, social disruption and impoverishment.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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De Waal, Alexander.
Famine that kills.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005272207
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alex De Waal
ISBN: 9780195181630 0195181638 9780198040118 0198040113
OCLC Number: 252671353
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 258 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: 1. 'Famine' in English --
2. Darfur --
3. The history and concept of famine --
4. Drought --
5. Hunger --
6. Destitution --
7. Death --
8. Relief --
9. Other famines.
Series Title: Oxford studies in African affairs.
Responsibility: Alex de Waal.
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Examines the famine in Dafur, Sudan in the 80's, and aid agencies' response to it. This book claims that humanitarian aid can be made more effective by looking at the underlying causes of local  Read more...

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...an interesting new preface in which he comments on events in the region since the early 1980s...a useful case study of the dynamics of famine. Foreign Affairs

 
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