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famine

(făm′ĭn)
n.
1. A drastic, wide-reaching food shortage.
2. Severe hunger; starvation.
A catastrophic food shortage due to lack of food or difficulties in food distribution, affecting large numbers of people due to climatic, environmental, socio-economic reasons or extreme political conditions such as tyrannical government or warfare

famine

Pronounced scarcity of food in a broad geographical area, causing widespread starvation, disease, and/or death in a population.
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This base in Las Palmas has become a benchmark in the response to the different food crises that West Africa has suffered, as was the case of the Ebola virus epidemic in 2015, in which the Spanish base was crucial for the transport of food to the area.
Estimates suggest that at its lowest rate the FTT would yield about USD 48 billion across the G20, with higher rates offering up to USD 250 billion dollars per year to offset the costs of the enduring economic, financial, fuel, climate, and food crises.
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FAO, with the European Union, the World Food Programme and other partners, provides regular updates on food security to the UN Security Council and publishes an annual Global Report on Food Crises.
Contract award notice: 1121011 support the dispositif national for prevention and management of food crises in niger.
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As well as this new urgent humanitarian assistance, support from the UK is helping Malawi to break the devastating cycle of annual food crises.
The Niger Red Cross, with support from the IFRC and other partners from the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, has responded for many years to the food crises that regularly hit Niger and will build on that experience in its response to this crisis.