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Diseases of Poverty
The Global Distribution of Poverty
Poverty The state of having little or no money or no material possessions
and having no access to basic necessities
Famine A severe shortage of food resulting in widespread hunger,
malnutrition, starvation and death
Malnutrition A dietary deficiency
The quantity of calories…

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Famine
Famine is a severe shortage of food resulting in widespread hunger,
malnutrition, starvation and death.
Most famines result from a combination of natural events and human mismanagement.
Some authorities refer to famine as a decline in the access to food rather than there not
being enough food.
Famines are…

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Causes of Famine
Drought Lack of rainfall causes soil and groundwater
sources to decline, which ultimately leads to a reduction in the supply of water. The soil
moisture will not meet the needs of particular plants and agriculture crops, creating
serious problems for areas that depend on farming, both arable…

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Solutions to Famine
Famine relief is a short-term aid that takes the form of distributing food.
It is usually carried out by a combination of non-governmental organisations e.g. Oxfam,
Red Cross and Save the Children and government.
Much of this aid is temporary in nature. It is usually given with…

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Malnourishment
Malnutrition includes:
· Having too much food = over-nutrition
· Not having enough food = under-nutrition
Over-nutrition
Over the years there has been an emergence of a global obesity pandemic.
The combination of a big increase in the global consumption of energy-dense meals - which are
high in fat…

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Diseases of Poverty
The Global Distribution of Poverty
Poverty The state of having little or no money or no material possessions
and having no access to basic necessities
Famine A severe shortage of food resulting in widespread hunger,
malnutrition, starvation and death
Malnutrition A dietary deficiency
The quantity of calories…

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Famine
Famine is a severe shortage of food resulting in widespread hunger,
malnutrition, starvation and death.
Most famines result from a combination of natural events and human mismanagement.
Some authorities refer to famine as a decline in the access to food rather than there not
being enough food.
Famines are…

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Causes of Famine
Drought Lack of rainfall causes soil and groundwater
sources to decline, which ultimately leads to a reduction in the supply of water. The soil
moisture will not meet the needs of particular plants and agriculture crops, creating
serious problems for areas that depend on farming, both arable…

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Solutions to Famine
Famine relief is a short-term aid that takes the form of distributing food.
It is usually carried out by a combination of non-governmental organisations e.g. Oxfam,
Red Cross and Save the Children and government.
Much of this aid is temporary in nature. It is usually given with…

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Malnourishment
Malnutrition includes:
· Having too much food = over-nutrition
· Not having enough food = under-nutrition
Over-nutrition
Over the years there has been an emergence of a global obesity pandemic.
The combination of a big increase in the global consumption of energy-dense meals - which are
high in fat…

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