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Famine that Kills : Darfur, Sudan.

Author: Alex de Waal
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2005.
Series: Oxford studies in African affairs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : English : 2nd 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
Additional Physical Format: Print version
de Waal, Alex
Famine that Kills : Darfur, Sudan
Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA,c2005
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alex de Waal
ISBN: 9780198040118 0198040113
OCLC Number: 781256517
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (289 p.)
Contents: Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; Further Reading; Introduction; 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; References; Index.
Series Title: Oxford studies in African affairs.

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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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