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War, Hunger, and Displacement: Volume 2$
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E. Wayne Nafziger, Frances Stewart, and Raimo Väyrynen

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198297406

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297406.001.0001

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Case Studies of Complex Humanitarian Emergencies: An Introduction

Case Studies of Complex Humanitarian Emergencies: An Introduction

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(p.1) 1 Case Studies of Complex Humanitarian Emergencies: An Introduction
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War, Hunger, and Displacement: Volume 2
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E. Wayne Nafziger

FRANCES STEWART

RAIMO VÄYRYNEN

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297406.003.0001

For the last two decades, causes of death of people around the world attributable to war and genocide have increased due to major wars around the world. Even after the Cold War, complex humanitarian emergencies (CHE) – profound social crises wherein numerous people suffer from war, disease, hunger, and displacement – have not lessened. New conflicts have arisen, while CHEs are still a widespread source of problems. These problems include hunger, disease, and displacement – resulting from economic downfall and at the same time killing prospective developments. There is a serious need to avoid these catastrophes and this may be done by knowing the cause of these problems and making a proposal on how to reduce the CHEs. It is shown from different countries that these problems resulted from different factors, such as economic, political, environmental, and ethnic.

Keywords:   wars, humanitarian emergencies, Cold War, social crises, economic downfall, economics, politics, environment

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