From the monthly archives: January 2012

Famine in South Sudan

On January 28, 2012 By

Authors: Jennifer Kim and Gabriella LoConte
World Information Transfer UN Interns, fall 2011

Background

Even before its secession from Sudan in July 2011, South Sudan has suffered a long history of famine perpetuated by decades of civil wars between southern and northern Sudan. In […]

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Famine in Laos

On January 28, 2012 By

Authors: Shuhan Hu and Sereena Singh
World Information Transfer UN interns, fall 2011

History

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic is a poor country, with a per capital GDP ranking at 16 out of 206 according to the World Bank Development Indicators, and 140 out […]

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Famine in Ireland

On January 28, 2012 By

Author: Evelyne Ojwang
World Information Transfer UN Intern, fall 2011

Background

The Great Famine in Ireland of 1845 and 1852 began with blight on the potato crop leaving acre after acre of farmland covered with black rot. Due to poverty, farmers exclusively depended on potatoes […]

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Famine in Ethiopia

On January 28, 2012 By

Authors: Sereena Singh and Shuhan Hu
World Information Transfer UN Interns, fall 2011

History

Ethiopia has been structurally food deficient since at least 1980. The food gap rose from 0.75 million tons in 1979/80 to 5 million tons in 1993/94, falling to 2.6 million […]

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Famine in Darfur

On January 28, 2012 By

Authors: Joanna Mieczkowska and Dominika Iszczek
World Information Transfer UN Intern, fall 2011

Overview
In Duran about 2 million people have been displaced by war that began in 2003.  This conflict caused problems with trade and markets, severely affecting people’s livelihoods.  An increase […]

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Famine in China

On January 28, 2012 By

World Information Transfer UN Intern, fall 2011

China’s Great Famine: 1958-1961
-15 million deaths officially, but scholars argue actual numbers are between 30/40 million
-population censuses were inaccurate until 1980s, so the magnitude of the famine was silenced until two decades after it […]

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Famine in Cambodia

On January 28, 2012 By

Authors: John Li and Sarah Rothstein
World Information Transfer UN Intern, fall 2011

Rise of the Khmer Rouge
As the Vietnam war ended in 1975, a US AID report observed that the country faced famine,  with 75% of its draft animals destroyed by […]

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Your Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Colleagues and Students, 

Good morning and welcome to this Conference on Food Insecurity: Role of Media and NGO’s co-sponsored by the Government of Ukraine and H.E. Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev and supported by the Government of Kenya.

Food is the core of […]

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Dear Dr. Durbak, Dear Colleagues! Ladies and gentlemen! At the outset I would like to present my words of gratitude to honorary Dr. Durbak for her continued leadership in convening this annual Conference on Food Security.

Some of you who are participating in our event […]

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As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence, a testament to the spirit and the determination of the people of the Ukraine, we also remember the suffering they endured 78 years ago during the catastrophic famine, which has come to be known as the […]

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