Stephen Devereux studies famine. He has developed a scale for assessing the severity of food insecurity and has compared 70 recent historical cases of famine. Many of them are complex situations involving conflict, some actually caused by the political actions of states’ policies, as in Afghanistan now sanctions are maintained against the Taliban to pressure them to protect the rights of girls to education, though the effect is to violate another human right– the right to food. For the video, audio podcast, transcript and comment column: https://tosavetheworld.ca/episode-460-famine-why-and-when. After watching, post your own thoughts.
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