Famine/ periodic famine

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  • Created by: Ruth Butt
  • Created on: 07-05-13 20:06
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  • Famine
    • Causes
      • Conflict/war
      • Population increase
      • Inflation of food prices
      • Failure of harvest, possibly due to drought.
    • The war torn Somalia has difficulty in providing food for rural areas
      • Conflict/war
    • A combination of factors will result in famine, not just one.
      • Causes
        • Population increase
        • Inflation of food prices
        • Failure of harvest, possibly due to drought.
    • War=an increased population in a refuge area=famine
      • A combination of factors will result in famine, not just one.
      • Consequences
        • Death
        • Orphans
        • Disease, e.g. Kwashiorkor caused by lack of protein leading to bloating of the stomach and limbs.
      • Ethiopia suffers with this problem, and the infrastructure doesn't make things any easier.
        • NGO's can provide relief to    countries but the don't want to become overdependent

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