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Sudanese Famine ( 1998 - 2000 )

Research into the Sudanese Famine ( 1998 - 2000 ). Include a discussion of the social , political and environmental conditions that contributed to the famine in whole or in part , a description of the extent of the famine, efforts that were made to alleviate human suffering and the extent to which they were successful.

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This famine had one natural cause: a two-year drought caused by El Niño. However, humanitarian relief would have greatly alleviated the suffering had not human agents intervened.

The current government is centered in Khartoum in the north of Sudan. The concentration of political power in the north of Sudan as led to many of the current problems. This has its roots in colonialism. "The British brought Northern Sudanese into the police, military, and bureaucracy, offering these posts as an incentive to Northern elites in order to induce them to defect from their loyalty to the Mahdi, who the British replaced. Because the Mahdi was never firmly established in the south, however, except for a few garrisons and the occasional raids, the British did not have the same incentive to educate, promote, and 'develop' Southern Sudanese and bring them into the state apparatus." [1]

This government is determined to establish a Muslim Arab state, which marginalizes non-Arabs and non-Muslims, who make up 60 percent and 40 percent respectively of the 27 million population, some ...

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social , political and environmental conditions that contributed to the Sudanese famine of 1998 to 2000