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War, Hunger, and Displacement: VOLUME 1$
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E. Wayne Nafziger, Frances Stewart, and Raimo Väyrynen

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198297390

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297390.001.0001

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The Root Causes of Humanitarian Emergencies

The Root Causes of Humanitarian Emergencies

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(p.1) 1 The Root Causes of Humanitarian Emergencies
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War, Hunger, and Displacement: VOLUME 1
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FRANCES STEWART

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297390.003.0001

This chapter explains the coverage of book, which is about the role war, hunger, and displacement as the main causes of humanitarian emergencies. This book examines the political and economic causes of humanitarian emergencies, water scarcity as a source of crises, and the conflict over natural and environmental resources. It also discusses social costs and stabilization programmes related to humanitarian emergencies. It concludes that in every complex humanitarian emergency there is an interaction between factors, with group perceptions and identity, being enhanced by sharp group differentiation in political participation, economic assets and income and social access and well-being.

Keywords:   humanitarian emergencies, war, hunger, water scarcity, social costs, stabilization programmes, political participation, social access

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