Famines Due To Political Policies

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Famines Due To Political Policies

  1. 1. Famines Due To Political Policies By: Duke Davis Dr. Clark Ford Agron 342
  2. 2. Famines <ul><li>There have been thousands of famines over the last several Centuries </li></ul><ul><li>Some of our most recent famines have taken place in. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>China </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Korea </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ireland </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ukraine </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Two Main Causes <ul><li>Immediate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inadequate Food Production or Market Availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Price Fluctuations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited Household Assets </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Two Main Causes <ul><li>Underlying </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Misguided or Deliberate Public Policy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Repressive Political System </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Natural or Human Caused Disasters </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Public Policy & Famines <ul><li>Large famines caused millions of deaths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In Ukraine in the early 1930s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In China from 1959-1961 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Both of these famines were cause by policies that resulted in reduced food availability </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Recent Tragedies <ul><li>Occurred in the mid-1990s in Korea </li></ul><ul><li>-When Korea closed its borders to trading with the former Soviet Union </li></ul><ul><li>-Right at the time country was going through </li></ul><ul><li>~Steady Economic Decline </li></ul><ul><li> ~Floods </li></ul><ul><li> ~Droughts </li></ul><ul><li> ~Failed Harvests </li></ul>
  7. 7. Korea <ul><li>This type of closed government made limited Humanitarian Aid in this situation. </li></ul><ul><li>- From this is it expected that 2-3 </li></ul><ul><li> million died from 1994-1998 </li></ul><ul><li>- Most occurred in the NE corner </li></ul><ul><li>of the Country. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Effects of Famines <ul><li>Famines effect everyone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weight Loss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decreased Work Ability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Famines effect children by: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Failure to grow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Cannot Learn in School </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Effects <ul><li>The malnutrition related to the famine also leads to. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Measles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Malaria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pheumonia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blindness (due to Vit. A Deficiency) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diarrhea (Most common in Children) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Help! <ul><li>World Food Programme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Started by the UN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Since 1995 they have donated 1.5 million tons of food to help reduce the cost of food in N. Korea by 25-35% </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Works Citied <ul><li>http://answers.com/topic/famine1 </li></ul><ul><li>http://cnn.com/WORLD/asiapcf9908/10/north.korea.famine/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipeda.org/wiki/famine </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.usip.org/pubs/specialreports/sr990802.htm </li></ul>

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