Responsibilities for famine starvation in the world By: Ivana Bogicevic Lara Pavicevic Marija Aleksic Milena Aleksic
Many developing countries, especially those in Sub-Saharan Africa, cannot produce enough food to feed their total population. The United Nations World program warns that 10 million people across the Sahel region of west Africa could face famine over the next few months. According to the charity Oxfam 8 million in Nigger could be effected and 2 million in Chad. Some 80% of Chad’s population depends on subsistence agriculture
The threat of famine is growing across the region.
For example: Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania and even northern Nigeria are already experiencing food shortages.
The strategic grain reserve in Nigeria is 65 000 tones short .
There are reports of people crossing the Niger border into Nigeria in search of food.
This is an area that has experienced communal clashes over resource.
Can Africa avoid famine?
When freedom for famine is basic right or political imperative, famine is prevented. Case studies from Ethiopia to Botswana demonstrate African successes-but they are often not acknowledged or repeated.
African generals and politicians are the prime culprits for creating famines in Sudan, Somalia and Zaire, but western donors abet their authoritarianism, partly through imposing structural adjustment programmers.