Op Ed-More than Malnutrition: Famine as Social Crisis

by Alex de Waal

Young girls line up at a feeding center in Mogadishu, Somalia, March 9, 2017. (Photo: Tobin Jones/UN)

Alex de Waal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation at Tuft University’s Fletcher School, discusses the history of declaring famines in this opinion editorial.

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    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.

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