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Canada to Sell China $362 Million in Grain.pdf
Between 1958 and 1962, government policies known as the Great Leap Forward, along with bad harvests and other unfortunate natural phenomena, left many Chinese people with little to eat. Famine was especially severe in rural areas of China As a…

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This book by George Poulett Scrope, a member of Parliament, described Parliament’s response to the potato famine that killed thousands of people in Ireland in the late 1840s. Scrope argued that the British government mishandled the crisis in Ireland.…

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The article, reprinted by the upstate Plattsburgh Republican from a New York City newspaper, quantified the huge losses of potatoes, oats, and other crops in Ireland, a country that was "in its normal state" already the poorest in Europe. The article…

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British reporter Michael Buerk holds a starving Ethiopian infant. At least 400,000 people died of starvation during the famine of 1983-85. News coverage was instrumental in spurring international relief efforts.
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