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Famine in the Sudan: causes, preparedness and response. A political, social and economic analysis of the 1998 Bahr el Ghazal famine
Deng, Luka Biong
This paper analyses the causes of the Bahr el Ghazal famine in 1998 as a chain of political, environmental, economical and social factors, as well as a failure of public action and early warning systems. The famine emerged from a long history of exploitation and repression by successive governments in the Sudan that aimed at destroying the lives of civil population in Bahr el Ghazal region.
Institute of Development Studies (IDS)