Famine, Conflict, and Response: A Basic Guide

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Kumarian PressInc, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 175 pages
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* A practical guide to underlying causes and immediate, lasting solutions for famine
* Explains efficient use of resources in a crisis
* Written by a well-known disaster relief practitioner and humanitarian

Fred Cuny adopts an economic approach to wartime famine that is still considered innovative and challenging by field experts. His international fieldwork in both natural and man-made disasters is visionary and his approach to famine pragmatic. This book focuses on counter-famine measures revolving around people’s livelihoods, giving humanitarian relief workers a more permanent solution to world hunger.

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Review: Famine,conflict,& Response

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

Smart insights on famine/disaster response attempting to get at the underlying economic/political causes. More technical than general but thought-provoking. Read full review

Review: Famine,conflict,& Response

User Review  - Erin - Goodreads

for a class, but good basic reference/background on humanitarian responses to famine. Read full review

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Contents

Famine and Its Causes
1
Consequences of Famine
17
Geography of Famine
23
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About the author (1999)

Cuny was a well-known disaster relief practitioner and tireless humanitarian with a maverick style. His international field work in both natural and man made disasters was visionary and his approach to famines was pragmatic. He disappeared in Chechnya in 1995.

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