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Famine that kills : Darfur, Sudan

Author: Alexander 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: Ressources Internet
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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: Alexander De Waal
ISBN: 9786610845460 6610845468
OCLC Number: 300426148
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 3 oct. 2008).
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 258 p.) : ill., cartes.
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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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. Despite vast changes in the nature of famines and in the capacity of response, de Waal's original challenge to humanitarian theory and practice including a focus on the survival.

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