Famine: As a Geographical Phenomenon by Bruce Currey, Graeme Hugo (auth.), Bruce Currey, Graeme Hugo

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October 1980, Washington 1980. 5. Food Aid to Cambodia. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Foreign Agricultural Policy of the Committee on Agricultural, Nutrition, and Forestry/ United States Senate. Ninety-Sixth Congress, First Session, November 19, 1979, Washington 1980. 6. 1980 - The Tragedy in Indochina Continues: War, Refugees, and Famine, Hearings before the Subcommittee on Foreign Affairs,House of Representatives. Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session, Washington 1980. 7. Kampuchea - An Assessment of Current Information.

Had they not done so, and had more normal conditions prevailed at the time of harvest, it is possible that there would have been sufficient stocks of rice to feed the entire Kampuchean population for three months. 44 While difficulties associated with the shortage of food in Kampuchea received mention in a diplomatic review from Bangkok as early as March, world opinion was not alerted until July when, following a visit to Kampuchea, representatives of UNICEF and the International Red Cross drew attention to the plight of the population.

Commenting upon the effects of the food crises during 1974 in Phnom-Penh, a medical practitioner observed. " ... large numbers of children ... are currently suffering severe nutritional damage ... I saw there - the only times I have seen it in Indochina - cases of kwashiorkor in infants ... " (Hearing, 93rd Congress, US Senate, 18 July, 1974). Similar observations were made by other paediatricians in the city (Leslie 1975). The Famine of 1975 Changes in the political and military situation in Kampuchea during 1975 did little to ease the food crises.

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