widespread scarcity of food followed by regional malnutrition, starvation, epidemic, and increased mortality

Famine is a situation where most people do not have enough food to eat. Without food, the human body grows weaker and weaker until the person becomes very sick or dies (see malnutrition). In poor countries with much subsistence farming such as in parts of Africa and Latin America, famine can be common.

Victims of the Russian famine of 1921–22 during the Russian Civil War

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