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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
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DROUGHT + POLITICS = FAMINE IN SOMALIA


Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2014, Pages 1104–1110

 DROUGHT + POLITICS = FAMINE IN SOMALIA

Anshumali Shukla1

1 POST GRADUATE TEACHER – GEOGRAPHY, ARMY PUBLIC SCHOOL, BEAS, PUNJAB, India

Original language: English

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Disasters recognize no geographical boundary and cause disruption to human, social and ecological life of society. Every year natural disasters take a heavy toll on human lives and property. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) defines disaster as an overwhelming ecological disruption that exceeds the capacity of a community to adjust.
Besides natural disasters, present day mankind is also facing the brunt of man-made disasters like climate change, bioterrorism, industrial and technological disasters, ecological disasters, wild forest fire and so on. Whatever might be the nature or type of disasters, they cause irreparable losses and injuries to the mankind. Disasters are common occurrences all over the world.
Generally speaking the term disaster includes a natural or manmade disasters or a combination of both with its damaging affects in a large number which is large enough to disrupt the normal course of emergency and healthcare services.
Poor and developing countries are most vulnerable to these disasters. It is estimated that disaster losses in developing and third world countries are 20% higher than developed countries, as a percentage of GNP.
Out of many third world and developing countries, Somalia recently has faced a severe famine from 2011 to 2012. This famine was the worst disaster of the country's history. Both physical and human related factors contributed a lot to raise the severity of this famine. In the present paper an attempt has been made to study the causes (which are both natural and political), impacts of the famine. Moreover, some recommendations are also suggested.


Author Keywords: Classic, Hazards, Degradation, Famine, Scarcity & Rehabilitation.


How to Cite this Article


Anshumali Shukla, “DROUGHT + POLITICS = FAMINE IN SOMALIA,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 1104–1110, July 2014.