The Process of Famine: Causes and Consequences in Sudan


  • Hassan Ahmed Abdel Ati


In the Sudan, where 200,000 children can die from diseases like diarrhoea and measles in a ‘normal’ year, the toll jumped to somewhere between 350,000 and 700,000 [in 1984]; in the next twelve months one million more could die — out of a total child population of only 6 million.

UNICEF estimates that over six million sub-Saharan infants and children are endangered by famine.