famine

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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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Alone among aid agency chiefs in Britain, I argued that the then-communist government in Ethiopia was substantially responsible for the mass starvation - wasting money on weapons and war against its neighbours, crushing minorities in the then Amhara-dominated state using food as a weapon.
He understands that climate change is a national security issue, and not just the obsession of bearded folk who like to caress a larch at weekends; mass starvation and destabilising floods of refugees are just two implications of the crisis - in a worst case scenario Manhattan could flood.
RESTRICTIONS on animal movements in Wales have been eased to head off the prospect of mass starvation on the hills.
The country has become bankrupt under Mugabe, 79, and only aid has prevented mass starvation.
Life-saving humanitarian interventions including large-scale food aid, health, nutrition and agricultural outputs in the region have helped to avert mass starvation since July 2002.
``In India there is not a problem with mass starvation, but there is a problem with mass under-education."
Accounts of military repression, mass starvation and disease throughout the late 1970s and 1980s focused international attention on Indonesia as a major violator of human rights in East Timor.
"If someone were to ask me if I had the strength to fight for the liberation of the wage workers, for the wiping - out of unemployment and mass starvation of the poor by the rich - I'd say I didn't know.
troops were supposed to go in, protect relief efforts until the threat of mass starvation receded, and get out by Inauguration Day.
"Otherwise we are bound to see deepening poverty -- mass starvation again and again -- in sub-Saharan Africa."
Baby Fae's picture was in the papers and on the news broadcasts in conjunction with images of mass starvation in Ethiopia.