Famine is considered one of the worst natural calamities of all time. It is a economic and social crisis which usually comes with widespread lack of food leading to malnutrition, or outbreak of an infectious disease increasing the mortality. Although famine is usually related to drought or failure in the harvest, we humans have also caused many famines, sometimes due to war or due to some ill-judged economic policies. According to surveys, the 20th century had witnessed approximately 70 million mortals due to famines, and in this the major shareholder was China with a mortality count of 30 million people. Some of the biggest famines of all times are the Great Famine of Ireland, Famine of Somalia, Russian Famine, Vietnamese Famine, etc.
This is a serious issue and can only be defeated if fought by the humanity collectively. Facts show that these famines lead to malnutrition and every 9th person in the world is suffering from malnutrition due to scarcity of food. Nowadays,famines have been quite common in several African nations, located towards the south of the Sahara desert, causing millions of people to suffer making famines as a worldwide problem. Here is a list of famous famine quotes to help you get a deeper insight to the topic.