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Case Study - Ethiopia Nearly half of Sub Saharan Africas 45 independent countries encounter frequent serious food crises Ethiopia one of the worlds larger countries has long been plagues with the torment of poverty illiteracy hunger and disease Famine a reduction in everyday food supply is a widespread problem that can strike in any corner of the developing world Although sometimes unnoticed this shortage of food slowly leads to hunger and malnutrition Famine in Ethiopia is not caused by natural disaster but instead is a direct result of social political and economic human forces Not only are individuals and families dying from starvation there but whole communities are forces to endure abnormal social and economic activities in order to ensure food 5 Due to their lack of development planning in combating these hardships Ethiopia is characterized as one of the worlds least developed nations 465 This case study summarizes the existence of famine in Ethiopia as it related to its causes both natural and political resettlement and relief efforts and the issues involved famine in the future Existence of Famine - When did it begin People die governments fail economies breakdown poverty widens and futures become dark Famine war and destruction appear to have always been an integral piece of human history at last since the beginning of substantial human population growth Its existence in Ethiopia has led to millions of death especially in women and children under the age of 5 350 Although many famines have been recorded in human history Most have occurred in areas of underlying civil conflict The famine in the early 1980s was first discovered in the West in 1984 four weeks after the celebrations for the tenth anniversary of the rule of the military committee in Ethiopia 5 Political in the West had been in dismay when the Dergue announced the formation of the Workers Party of Ethiopia As a result there was opposition to
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