What caused famine in Sudan?
The UN declared a famine in parts of South Sudan in February and today up to six million South Sudanese are severely food insecure. The most immediate cause lies in the tactics used by the South Sudanese government and its principal rebel opponent in fighting the current civil war.
What are the causes of famine in Ethiopia?
Interviews conducted with randomly selected famine victims from Tigre in eastern Sudan indicate that insects, drought and Ethiopian military policies were the three leading causes of declines in agricultural production. Most of those interviewed stated that army worms were the main reason for crop failure.
Where did the famine in Ethiopia take place?
Ethiopia’s food shortages and hunger crisis from 1983 to 1985 led to an estimated 1 million famine deaths, according to the United Nations. Millions more were displaced and left destitute, without resources to rebuild their lives. The worst effects of drought and deprivation were in northern Ethiopia, where there was also a border conflict.
How did Band Aid Help the Ethiopia famine?
November: Aid support to Ethiopia increases because of public donations and interest. December: Band Aid, a charity supergroup featuring mainly British and Irish musicians and recording artists, forms to raise money for relief efforts.
Who was the former Prime Minister of Ethiopia?
Previous Ethiopian administrations were far more accommodating of Sudan’s territorial claims. In 2009, Ethiopia’s former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi relinquished control of strips of land on the border to Sudan, as part of agreements that caused an uproar in Ethiopia when made public.
Where is the tension between Ethiopia and Sudan?
The uptick in skirmishes initially involving militias from the two countries saw the neighbours’ national armies intervene – and by mid-December, both countries had massed soldiers along the frontier in the al-Fashaga region.