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Title

Famine in the Sudan: causes, preparedness and response: A political, social and economic analysis of the 1998 Bahr el Ghazal famine

Author

Deng, Luka Biong

Description

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.

File No

IDS-DP369

Agency

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Date

November, 1999

Subject(s)

Food security

Pages

112