2006 Horn of Africa food crisis

2006 Horn Of Africa Food Crisis

2006 Horn of Africa food crisis

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<!--Per MOS:BOLDTITLE and WP:SBE, please do not reword this to include the article's title.-->In 2006, an acute shortage of food affected the countries in the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Djibouti and Ethiopia), as well as northeastern Kenya. The United Nations's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimated on January 6, 2006, that more than 11 million people in these countries may be affected by an impending widespread famine, largely attributed to a severe drought, and exacerbated by military conflicts in the region., Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) news release, 6 January 2006

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Drought is a predictable event in the Horn of Africa and it is other factors that allow it to escalate and cause terrible human misery. These conditions of drought, together with other factors including high cereal prices, overpopulation in the region, abandoning traditional rangeland management methods and conflict, are leading to conditions of famineSara Pantuliano and Sara Pavanello (2009) Overseas Development Institute. In the present 2006 drought, claims about factors transforming drought into famine include a ban on livestock imports to markets in the Persian Gulf States, which has reduced the income of...
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