If we analyze the global waves of famine over the past 150 years, we see that nearly 100 millions of people have perished. About 95 percent of these died in the period before 1980. This means that the world has become a much better place to be in the last four decades. But it seems we are about to step back – politically enforced hunger is on the rise.
The man who tells this is nobody. For more than 30 years, Professor Alex De Waal has written about hunger as a phenomenon. He has studied it, seen it up close in the field as an aid worker, been an activist. . .
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