What is famine relief?

Famine Relief

Famine relief is an organized effort to reduce starvation in a region in which there is famine. A famine is a phenomenon in which a large proportion of the population of a region or country are so undernourished that death by starvation becomes increasingly common. In spite of the much greater technological and economic resources of the modern world, famine still strikes many parts of the world, mostly in the developing nations.

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Famines In India - Ancient, Medieval and Pre-colonial India
... One of the earliest treatises on famine relief goes back more than 2000 years ... rulers have employed several methods of famine relief ... Kautilya advocated raiding the provisions of the rich in times of famine to "thin them by exacting excess revenue." Information on famines from ancient India up to colonial times is found in four primary sources ...
Indian Famine Of 1896–1897 - Famine Relief
... A decade earlier, in 1883, the Provisional Famine Code had been promulgated soon after the report of the first Indian Famine Commission was submitted in 1880 ... Now, guided by the Code, relief was organized for 821 million units at a cost of Rs ... A charitable relief fund collected a total of Rs ...
Taiyuan Massacre - Christians in Taiyuan Before The 1900 Massacre - Visiting Missioners and Others
... in April 1877 to discover the region was suffering from 3 years of famine ... the arrival of Timothy Richard with famine relief ... Returning the following March 1878 with famine relief were Mr Turner, Rev A Whiting (American Presbyterian Mission) and Rev David Hill (Wesleyan ...
American Relief Administration - ARA and Russian Famine of 1921
... When the Russian famine of 1921 broke out, the ARA's director in Europe, Walter Lyman Brown, began negotiating with Soviet deputy People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs, Maxim Litvinov, in Riga ... Congress appropriated $20,000,000 for relief under the Russian Famine Relief Act of late 1921 ... The ARA's famine relief operations ran in parallel with much smaller Mennonite, Jewish and Quaker famine relief operations in Russia ...
Famine Relief - Modern Relief
... the world, especially in countries hardest hit by famine ... This is why famine repeats in those areas ...

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