Canada Recognizes the Global Need to Stop the Famine Essay

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Delegation: Canada Committee: Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Topic: Famine Throughout the history of mankind the human race has faced the devastation of famines. Canada recognizes the need for the international community to stop famines from becoming a recurring theme. According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Reference Table (the standard used by the UN), famine occurs when three of the following conditions occur: 20 percent of the population has fewer than 2,100 kilocalories of food a day, 30 percent of children are acutely malnourished, two deaths per 10,000 people, or four deaths per 10,000 children per day, pandemic illness, access to less than four liters of water per day, large-scale displacement, civil…show more content…
Delegation: Canada Committee: Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Topic: Famine Throughout the history of mankind the human race has faced the devastation of famines. Canada recognizes the need for the international community to stop famines from becoming a recurring theme. According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Reference Table (the standard used by the UN), famine occurs when three of the following conditions occur: 20 percent of the population has fewer than 2,100 kilocalories of food a day, 30 percent of children are acutely malnourished, two deaths per 10,000 people, or four deaths per 10,000 children per day, pandemic illness, access to less than four liters of water per day, large-scale displacement, civil strife, and complete loss of assets and source of income. From The Great Persian Famine in where is now modern day Iran (1870-171), to the Three Years of Difficult Period (1958-1961) in China, to the United Nations officially declaring a famine in Somalia (2011), nearly every part of the world has been touched by famine. Nevertheless, famines have been a consistent threat to the developing world due to their reliance on subsistence agriculture. Past international attempts to solve or dampen the destruction caused by famines have been affected by the complex dynamics of famines; regional malnutrition, starvation, epidemics, and increased mortality. The causes of famines, manmade and natural forces, dance in sync with each other to a brutal
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