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  All Africa Drought and Famine Relief (UMCOR)
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is sending food aid to 55 villages in southern Niger where starvation and malnourishment have become epidemic.
Famine threatens 4 million people in southern Africa, FAO, UN, May 29, 2002.
Ethiopia Famine - Angola Emergency - Sudan Emergency - Southern Africa Famine.
gbgm-umc.org /umcor/emergency/africafamine.cfm   (434 words)

  
  Famine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A famine is a phenomenon in which a large percentage of the population of a region or country are undernourished that death by starvation becomes increasingly common.
Famine is associated with naturally-occurring crop failure and pestilence and artificially with war and genocide.
Famine is sometimes used as a tool of repressive governments as a means to eliminate opponents, as in the Ukrainian Famine of the 1930s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Famine   (3673 words)

  
 Journal of Business Logistics: logistics of famine relief, The
Famines occur not because there is not enough food in the world, but because the food is not where it is needed.
Food relief is a huge industry, moving about $5 billion worth of food in 1991 with significant ramifications on the world's agricultural and transportation industries.(1) There are over 100 major relief agencies worldwide, each with annual budgets over $1 million, and almost every government in the world is involved either as a donor or recipient.
Famine victims who are still in their homes have the benefit of local supplies, shelter, and community.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3705/is_199501/ai_n8724669   (1384 words)

  
 HIstory Ireland Feature - Irish Famine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The intensification of the Famine was to expose both the limitations of this commitment and their political weakness, but the interventionist leanings of this group should not be underestimated.
It was not enough for relief measures to provide the poor with the means of survival, they should do so in such a way as to discourage a culture of dependency and coerce the proprietors into undertaking their moral responsibilities.
The principle of relief by the poor law attracted consensus in January 1847 because it meant different things to different people and because the existing system was clearly indefensible.
www.historyireland.com /magazine/features/feat2.html   (3878 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Famine relief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Starvation during the famine The Irish Potato Famine, also called The Great Famine or The Great Hunger (Irish: An Gorta Mór), is the name given to a famine which struck Ireland between 1846 and 1849.
Comic Relief is a charity organisation which was founded in the United Kingdom in 1985 in response to famine in Ethiopia.
Famine, Affluence, and Morality is an essay written by Peter Singer in 1971 covering the moral obligation of the affluent to donate some of their money to famine relief.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Famine-relief   (3176 words)

  
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Heading the relief campaign were several United Nations' agencies, including the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the UN Disaster and Relief Agency, as well as the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Catholic Relief Services, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
The famine of 1984-85 affected close to 8 million people and depleted the Ethiopian population by 1 million, so when the threat of another famine hit in 1987, the country was led into a tailspin.
The lingering effects of the famine, such as a malnourished population completely disillusioned with its leaders, coupled with internal mayhem and chaotic warfare, kept on undercutting development and encouraging the economy's overall stagnation.
www.towson.edu /polsci/irencyc/T9840217/test.htm   (1518 words)

  
 AAS abstracts: China Session 86   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Much excellent work on famine relief in China has been accomplished during the past decade, but most of it concentrates on the early to high Qing when the state was strong and society relatively stable.
One result of this focus has been to associate certain patterns of famine relief and grain storage with the dynastic cycle: bureaucratic intervention in food crises was successful when dynasties were strong; obligations for famine relief fell upon the shoulders of local elites when state coffers were depleted.
Drawing on her study of famine relief in north China during the post Taiping period-in other words, precisely when the financial resources of the state were scarce-Lillian Li detects a trend towards voluntary contributions across long distances, traversing provincial boundaries.
www.aasianst.org /absts/1995abst/china/csess86.htm   (1170 words)

  
 WorldViews: Emergency Relief Aid in Africa
The famine in the Horn of Africa in 1984-85 and the refugee crisis in Rwanda in the mid-1990s are probably the two examples with the highest public profile.
Famine relief in Ethiopia and Eritrea during the period 1983-86 is the subject of numerous critical studies.
The 1980s, John Prendergast writes, "were a decade of famine, war, and death for Sudan." Drought was the key element in the famine of 1984-86 and conflict was to blame for the famine that wracked southern Sudan from 1988 to 1991.
worldviews.igc.org /awpguide/foodaid.html   (1666 words)

  
 Latest Famine News
The resettlement of people from famine stricken areas to those that are more food secure is having adverse impacts and in some areas reached crisis point, due to a lack of organisation and preparation.
23,750 mt of relief food, donated by the European Union, arrived at Massawa port in the first week of May. This is the first shipment of a contribution totalling 55,000 mt, which is part of the EC pledge to the drought appeal issued by the Government of Eritrea in November 2002.
WFP distributed a total of 860 tons of food, of which 201 tons was for relief food aid in the Northwest; 351 tons in the social sector support and 308 tons in rehabilitation activities(WFP, 16 May, 2003).
www.ucc.ie /famine/Latest/latest.html   (12604 words)

  
 Famine relief -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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The (Click link for more info and facts about Irish Potato Famine) Irish Potato Famine, as it came to be called, saw inadequate attempts at famine relief from both government and private sources.
This led to other fundraising famine relief projects such as (Click link for more info and facts about Sport Aid) Sport Aid and (Click link for more info and facts about Comic Relief) Comic Relief.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fa/famine_relief.htm   (589 words)

  
 A Glimmer of Hope Foundation: Projects: Famine Relief
A Glimmer of Hope is concentrating its famine relief efforts in the regions of Tigray, Afar, Amhara and Oromiya as they are the ones most affected by an ongoing drought.
The international community first became of the potential for massive famine when prime minister Zenawi announced in late 2002 that his country was facing a crisis that could affect as many as 14 million people.
He said the drought was causing conditions which could lead to famine on a scale that would dwarf the country’s 1984-85 “Live Aid”; famine which killed nearly one million people.
www.aglimmerofhope.org /archive/stories/famine_relief.htm   (702 words)

  
 Famine, Affluence, and Morality, by Peter Singer
Generally speaking, people have not given large sums to relief funds; they have not written to their parliamentary representatives demanding increased government assistance; they have not demonstrated in the streets, held symbolic fasts, or done anything else directed toward providing the refugees with the means to satisfy their essential needs.
Given a society in which a wealthy man who gives 5 percent of his income to famine relief is regarded as most generous, it is not surprising that a proposal that we all ought to give away half our incomes will be thought to be absurdly unrealistic.
I still think that, as I wrote then, the view that famine relief merely postpones starvation unless something is done to check population growth is not an argument against aid, it is only an argument against the type of aid that should be given.
www.petersingerlinks.com /famine.htm   (6423 words)

  
 A Glimmer of Hope Foundation: Projects: Famine Relief
Ever since A Glimmer of Hope confirmed reports that another massive famine was happening in Ethiopia, the foundation has been heavily involved in the charge to save victims of the crisis.
At the end of 2002, international relief agencies in Ethiopia confirmed that approximately 12 million people were being affected by food shortages; roughly twice the number that had been affected during the “Live Aid/Band Aid’ famine of 1984-85 which killed one million people.
A Glimmer of Hope reacted immediately by releasing $500,000 to purchase relief supplies for victims of the famine which is being caused by a severe ongoing drought.
www.aglimmerofhope.org /projects/ethiopia/famine_relief.htm   (489 words)

  
 The Hindu : Rajasthan to extend famine relief
JAIPUR, JUNE 29.The Rajasthan Government has decided to extend its famine relief till July 15 because of the delay in monsoon, official sources said.
The decision to extend the relief works was taken yesterday at a famine relief monitoring committee meeting which was headed by the Chief Minister, Mr.
Famine relief works are usually stopped on June 15 after the outbreak of monsoon, but the rains have been delayed this time.
www.hinduonnet.com /2000/06/30/stories/1430221b.htm   (164 words)

  
 Famine Relief
During our conversation he told about the pockets of famine which are emerging again in his district.
I rang the District Commissioner immediately to see if the government had plans for sending famine relief food to this stricken area.
For those of you who contributed to the famine relief project over the past 8 months, only heaven will reveal the full extent of the lives which were touched and souls saved through your generosity!
www.jerrydaniels.org /famine   (761 words)

  
 CNN - U.N. relief reduces famine in southern Sudan - December 3, 1998
War and famine cost an estimated 1.3 million lives and displaced nearly 3 million people in the south by the mid-1990s.
A doctor in Wau, working for the medical relief group Doctors Without Borders, said by telephone there were now hardly any deaths from hunger, whereas in July 40 to 50 people a day were dying from starvation and disease.
Wau was at the center of a famine that affected several parts of the south.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/africa/9812/03/sudan.hunger   (670 words)

  
 FOCUS ON PHILATELY: Ukraine's 1923 Famine relief issue (01/04/04)
The 1921-1922 famine was brought on by crop failure and by sociopolitical conditions following World War I. Because of drought, only 35 percent of the normal harvest was obtained in 1921.
One of the methods by which the Soviet government sought to raise funds for relief was the creation of a special famine semi-postal stamp issue, with the surcharge designated for hunger alleviation.
By the time the Famine Issue stamps were finally ready in 1923, there really was no more famine and the Soviet ruble had declined to the point where a new currency was introduced.
www.ukrweekly.com /Archive/2004/010422.shtml   (1079 words)

  
 Lenin: Famine Relief and the Tactics of the Duma
The question of appropriating funds for famine relief is an extremely important one.
He proposed that committees of the Duma be elected, that members of the Duma be sent to the affected areas, that recourse should be made to “free institutions”, and the money and the whole business of famine relief concentrated in their hands.
The necessity of assigning money for famine relief is being used as a counter in the haggling that is going between the Cadets and the pogrom-mongers’ government, between the Cadets and the camarilla.
www.marxists.org /archive/lenin/works/1906/jun/23.htm   (1534 words)

  
 Hoover Tower Rotunda Exhibit: American Relief Administration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On June 26, 1921, the newspaper Pravda reported that a famine was raging in the Volga area, one even worse than the terrible famine of 1891, which had been witnessed by a young Marxist lawyer named Vladimir Ulyanov.
His view at that time was that the proper role for a revolutionary socialist was not to engage in famine relief but to organize the destruction of the system that bred famines.
When the ARA sent representatives to evaluate the famine conditions in the Ukraine, officials there, refusing to be bound by an agreement signed in Moscow, demanded a separate agreement.
www-hoover.stanford.edu /hila/ara.htm   (1273 words)

  
 The Great Irish Famine
Peel's Relief Commission was abolished and relief work was put in the hands of 12,000 civil servants in the Board of Works who only found work for 750,000 of the starving people.
During the worst months of the famine, in the winter of 1846-47, tens of thousands of tenants fell in arrears of rent and were evicted from their homes.
Officers engaged in relief work put the population as much as 25 per cent higher; land lords distributing relief were horrified when providing, as they imagined, food for 60 persons, to find more than 400." By 1851, after the famine, the population had dropped to 6,552,385.
www.nde.state.ne.us /SS/irish/irish_pf.html   (16021 words)

  
 Rotary International: Newsroom: District 9100 renews Niger famine relief appeal
Noting that the ravages of infant malnutrition are especially troubling, the district governor is renewing her appeal for a generous response from Rotarians for immediate and longer-term assistance to the famine disaster victims.
According to Mancus, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Cotonou-Centre, Benin, a group of Rotary clubs in Germany has responded to the Niger famine relief appeal with a contribution of more than $12,000.
The famine, which broke out after the collection of data for the latest report, will almost certainly lead to a further decline in the standard of living.
www.rotary.org /newsroom/programs/050922_niger.html   (691 words)

  
 Early Cooperation: American Famine Relief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wartime devastation was compounded by two successive seasons of drought, and by 1920 it was clear that a full-scale famine was under way in the Volga River Valley, Crimea, Ukraine, and Armenia.
Several volunteer groups in the United States and Europe had by then organized relief programs, but it became clear that help was needed on a larger scale because an estimated 10 to 20 million lives were at stake.
Under Hoover's terms, the ARA was to be a completely American-run relief program for the transport, storage, and delivery of relief supplies (mainly food and seed grain) to those in the famine region.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/archives/eara.html   (349 words)

  
 ... Ethiopians in Toronto Set Up Famine Relief Taskforce   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
TORONTO - About 400 Ethiopians living in the Canadian city of Toronto on Sunday formed an Emergency Famine Relief Taskforce in compliance with resolutions which call, among others, for the removal of the "failed regime" of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.
A week earlier the Ethiopian Embassy in Canada organized a public meeting on drought and famine but was ignored by the larger members of the Ethiopian community.
They were picked up during the public meeting for the media, and are subject to change when the official statement is released by the organizers.
www.ethiomedia.com /toronto_taskforce.html   (341 words)

  
 FAMINE IN SUDAN, 1998
This famine was caused and is being perpetuated by human rights abuses by all parties to the civil war, now in its fifteenth year.
of or diversion of relief food from the starving population are abusive of civilians on both sides of the elusive front line.
At the height of the 1998 famine, the international community was paying U.S. $ 1 million per day for famine relief, about the same amount the war is estimated to cost the Sudan government.
hrw.org /reports/1999/sudan   (2582 words)

  
 Voice in the Desert: Famine Relief Archives
I have been asking some of the older people in Djibo how this year compares to the 'great' famines of 1972 and 1973, and it seems that the main difference is this: in 1972 there was money but no food, in 2005 there is food but no money.
Every two weeks I will post updates on the famine relief effort, including photos and stories, so that those who are contributing can see how their money is being spent.
I was on their show this morning and had the chance to talk about the famine going on in the north of Burkina Faso at the moment.
www.voiceinthedesert.org.uk /weblog/archives/famine_relief   (4428 words)

  
 BBC News | AFRICA | EU famine relief for Africa
The famine has been attributed to to poor rains, successive crop failures, and population displacement forced partly by armed conflicts in the region.
In the mid-1980s a famine aggravated by civil war in northern Ethiopia caused the deaths of some 800,000 people.
Among the first such disasters to receive widespread international television coverage, the famine of the 1980s prompted major fundraising and relief efforts from the developed world.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/africa/newsid_701000/701296.stm   (462 words)

  
 Network for Good :: Famine
Stop famine today—and keep it from returning in the days to come.
Investing in long-term development to build resistance to drought and famine.
Working to relieve famine by supporting Action by Churches Together in their emergency feeding program.
www.networkforgood.org /topics/international/famine   (424 words)

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