Famine: Trop Failure, Climate Change, Drought, And Conflict

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Situations leading to famine are crop failure, climate change, drought and conflict. One of the main causes of famine is not crop failure or drought; it is the lack of adequate response to the conflict or dough that causes famine. Areas of East Africa, including Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, are experiencing one of the worst droughts in 60 year. 11.3 million People in the Horn of Africa are in need of food assistance due to the drought. Food prices are up as much as 200% in parts of Somalia.

Conflict Conflict is a cause of famine because when the government is engaged in war the leadership of a country must divert funds from some sectors to military expenses. In some cases, grant is removed from development, leaving the
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