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Author De Waal, Alex.

Title Famine that kills : Darfur, Sudan / Alex de Waal.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2005.

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Edition Rev. ed.
Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 258 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Oxford studies in African affairs
Oxford studies in African affairs.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-255) and index.
Contents 1. 'Famine' in English -- 2. Darfur -- 3. The history and concept of famine -- 4. Drought -- 5. Hunger -- 6. Destitution -- 7. Death -- 8. Relief -- 9. Other famines.
Summary In 2004, Darfur, Sudan was described as the "world's greatest humanitarian crisis." Twenty years previously, Darfur was also the site of a disastrous famine. Famine that Kills is a seminal account of that famine, and a social history of the region. In a new preface prepared for this revised edition, Alex de Waal analyzes the roots of the current conflict in land disputes, social disruption and impoverishment. Despite vast changes in the nature of famines and in the capacity of response, de Waal's original challenge to humanitarian theory and practice including a focus on the survival.
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Subject Famines -- Sudan -- Darfur.
Food relief -- Sudan -- Darfur.
Darfur (Sudan) -- Economic conditions.
Darfur (Sudan) -- Rural conditions.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: De Waal, Alexander. Famine that kills. Rev. ed. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2005 (DLC) 2005272207
ISBN 9780195181630 (electronic bk.)
0195181638 (electronic bk.)
9780198040118 (electronic bk.)
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