A famine is a widespread scarcity of food, caused by several factors including crop failure, population imbalance, or government policies. This phenomenon is usually accompanied or followed by regional malnutrition, starvation, epidemic, and increased mortality. Every inhabited continent in the world has experienced a period of famine throughout history. In the 19th and 20th century, it was generally Eastern Europe and Asia that suffered the most deaths from famine. The numbers dying from famine began to fall sharply from the 1970s.
Some countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, continue to have extreme cases of famine. Since 2010, Africa has been the most affected continent in the world.
As of 2017, the United Nations has warned some 20 million are at risk in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen.
Agricultural conditions have been fluctuating more and more due to variations in weather, and the distribution of food has been affected by conflict. Most programmes now direct their aid towards Africa.
worst since ww2
No one is paying attention to the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II
the danger that about 20 million people in four countries will suffer famine in the coming months, and that hundreds of thousands of children will starve to death.
samalia, nigeria, s sudan, *yemen
Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) tweeted at 4:59 AM – 3 Jul 2017 :
Yemen’s cholera death toll rises to 1,500: World Health Organisation https://t.co/QKtRXrox9p (http://twitter.com/DanielWickham93/status/881829863115587584?s=17)
from deeyah rt:
sanam (@sanambna) tweeted at 5:48 PM – 2 Jul 2017 :
While #Trump plays golf & media twitters about twitter. #Saudi dropping bombs w/ planes #US fuels on #Yemenis. Happy #FourthOfJuly https://t.co/Oh9ZLxTGdl (http://twitter.com/sanambna/status/881660854047047681?s=17)