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“According to the US statistics, the US lost not less than 8 million 553 thousand people from 1931 to 1940. Afterwards, population growth indices change twice instantly exactly between 1930-1931: the indices drop and stay on the same level for ten years. There can no explanation to this phenomenon found in the extensive text of the report by the US Department of Commerce .

The researcher points out the movement of population at this point: “A lot more people left the country than arrived during the 1930s – the difference is estimated at 93,309 people, whereas 2.960,782 people arrived in the country a decade earlier. Well, let’s correct the number of total demographic losses in the USA during the 1930s by 3,054 people.”

In fact, these data are always tricky for several reasons. That’s because background rates of mortality have changed significantly over time. There are also many controversial issues to address. For instance, when counting deaths due to starvation, should you include those who died from infectious diseases that took hold only because people were already suffering from malnutrition? What about those who died while attempting to flee from famine-afflicted areas?

Analyzing the period of the Great Depression in the USA, we remarkable similarity with events taking place in the USSR during the 1930s. We introduced a new term for the USA – defarming – an analogue to dispossession of wealthy farmers in the Soviet Union. “Few people know about five million American farmers (about a million families) whom banks ousted from them lands because of debts. The US government did not provide them with land, work, social aid, pension – nothing,”

Overall,we identified 61 episodes of “great famine” in the last 150 years, which killed more than 100 million people. Almost half of those deaths occurred in China. About a quarter of famine deaths were in Europe and the Soviet Union. Contrary to what’s happened in the most recent generation, only 10 percent of those famine deaths were in Africa.

On the other hand, the trends over time show incredible progress. The global risk of dying in famine has dropped precipitously since the 1970s. That decline in famine deaths over the years closely follows the increase in global humanitarian assistance budgets, which began to tick upwards in about 1980 and have continued to grow..


Poverty and hunger exist in a vicious cycle: Those living in poverty often face hunger as they cannot afford nutritious food for themselves and their families. On the flip-side, hunger fuels poverty as it’s difficult for people to earn more money when they’re undernourished. In response, families may sell off their livestock or tools, or buy only staple foods like wheat rather than fresh fruit and vegetables. All of these measures buy short-term relief but perpetuate a longer-term cycle of hunger and poverty. This cycle often passes on from parents to their children, making it hard to break the pattern. Poverty frequently goes hand-in-hand with many of the other causes of hunger on this list.


Food shortages and widespread malnutrition. In these areas, where families rely on their own small farms to grow their food, there are periods before harvests known as “hungry seasons.” These are the times of year when food supplies from the previous harvest are all but exhausted, yet the opportunity to replenish supplies is still some time away. In years of bountiful harvests, families often try to put aside reserves. But changes in climate have led to repeated droughts in some areas and floods in others, devastating any meager reserves families might have had. That means families are forced to skip one or several meals each day in order to make it to the next harvest — which could be months away.

Some countries, enjoy relative peace and stability yet are often plagued by hunger due to droughts or floods. Too much or too little rainfall can destroy harvests or substantially reduce the amount of animal pasture available. Unfortunately these fluctuations — which are made worse by weather system and are likely to increase due to changes in climate — often affect the poorest regions of the world the most. What’s more, the World Bank estimates that climate change has the power to push more than 100 million people into poverty over the next decade.

According to the World Food Programme, 1/3 of all food produced — over 1.3 billion tons of it — is never consumed. What’s more, producing this wasted food also uses other natural resources that, when threatened, have a ripple effect in the countries that are already hit hardest in terms of hunger, poverty, and climate change. Producing this wasted food requires an amount of water equal to the annual flow of Russia’s Volga River and adds 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.

One of the things I find most striking is that our Western imagination of famine is still dominated by ideas of natural disaster and overpopulation and, empirically, these actually have only a tenuous or non-existent link to recent famines. Even while the population of the world has grown massively over the last 150 years, famine mortality has dropped precipitously. That’s even true in countries that were, for a while, famously associated with famine, such as Ethiopia. Ethiopia has now successfully prevented famine, just as India did in previous decades. I think the imagery we have—the paradigm in our heads of famine as being caused by natural disasters and crops withering and so on, needs to be discarded. We need, therefore, to bring into focus the role of human agency.

There are two sides to this. One is the effectiveness of humanitarian response; this has saved many millions of lives. The decline over the last 30 years in famine mortality is to a considerable degree attributed to the effectiveness of international humanitarian response, which reaches much further and more deeply than before and with a professionalism and effectiveness that we never had before. So, for example, child nutrition technologies are far more effective today. Children are saved today who, 30 years ago, would have died. Infectious disease outbreaks are prevented that would have killed thousands a few decades ago. There’s been enormous progress, which is to be commended and preserved at a time when international aid is under threat.

How To Prepare For Prolonged Famine And Starvation

Economic crisis can lead to social collapse and shortages of food and other supplies. Natural disasters such as earthquake and tornado, nuclear warfare, EMP attack, and sever drought can cause scarcity of food and famine. A lot of people will die of starvation. Panic is the immediate response of people who are hungry and are suffering from the risk of starvation. It is crucial to know how our body retorts to food deprivation and how it affects us both physically and mentally.

Famine is an economic crisis that comes with pervasive starvation and malnutrition leading to death. It could happen to any country, rich or poor. If the chaos in the world continue, there is a huge chance that total economic collapse will happen and the mortality rate will increase exponentially. How do we survive prolong famine and starvation?

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