War and Hunger: Rethinking International Responses to Complex Emergencies
Bosnia, Somalia, Angola, Rwanda: these and other current conflicts involve not just civilian deaths as a result of acts of war, but also widespread hunger and even famine. UN agencies and many charitable organizations have tried to intervene in order to reduce the human suffering involved. But, as this thorough investigation reveals, they confront numerous difficulties and limitations. The authors explore ways in which warfare creates hunger. The cases of Angola, Sudan, Tigray, Eritrea, Mozambique and Somalia illuminate the nature of complex emergencies in situations of war. Other chapters focus on the reforms required of the UN's machinery, reassess the role of relief in time of war, and ask how the international community should respond to the new circumstances of post-Cold War international interventions. This authoritative book is centrally relevant to the difficult issues of policy, institutional reform and development of new human rights approaches which the international community must confront if more effective interventions are to be made.
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Introduction Joanna Macrae and Anthony
The Use of Food as a Weapon
Towards a New Approach to Conflict and Famine
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