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Malnutrition is a problem that southern Africa face for many year and they don't seem to find the solution. The causes of this Huge crises can be found in some of the social issues below.
AIDS. This is the first food crisis in history in which AIDS is a major factor. The virus has decimated work forces, strained already overburdened health systems and left a new generation of orphans.
Cuts in socialized health programs in the 1990s. The cuts were often made at the insistence of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
Global and regional economic volatility. Thousands of Swazi and Lesotho miners have stopped sending money home to their families because of huge layoffs in neighboring South Africa's gold and d
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- "In southern Africa's last major famine, in 1992, "you were dealing with Mother Nature," said Brenda Barton, the chief spokeswoman for the U.N. World Food Program in southern Africa. "Now you are dealing with Mother Nature, economics, politics and AIDS."
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World food program, Food, health systems,
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International Monetary Fund, UNICEF, U.N.,
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Africa, South Africa, 27-year civil war, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Zambia, U.S.,
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a major factor, Malnutrition, seizures,
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