The worst famines in history
From Asia to Europe
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Scarcity of food for long periods of time can lead to mass starvation. Famine has affected numerous nations throughout history. The reasons for these food shortages can vary, but are often associated with one or a combination of factors, including natural disasters, war, poverty, and government action (or inaction).
In this gallery, we remember the most devastating famines in world history. Click on to learn more.
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