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Food Aid in Sudan : A History of Power, Politics and Profit - by Susanne Jaspars (Hardcover)

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In 2004, the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan called Darfur the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. That was soon followed by a comprehensive food aid program that was, at the time, the largest global response of its kind. Yet, more than a decade later, much of the population is still in trouble, as the Sudanese regime effectively controls who receives aid and who goes without. As a result, chronic malnutrition endures.

Food Aidin Sudan argues that the situation in Sudan is emblematic of a far wider problem. Analyzing the history of food aid in the country over fifty years, Susanne Jaspars shows that such aid often serves to enrich local regimes and the private sector while leaving war-torn populations in a state of permanent emergency. Drawing on her decades of experience as an aid worker and researcher in the region, and extensive interviews with workers in the food aid process, Jaspars brings together two of the key topics of our time: the failure of the humanitarian system to respond to today’s crises, and the crisis in the global food system. Sudan has long been used as a test bed for humanitarian strategies, and the implications of Jasper’s findings will be relevant to aid practices globally. This will be essential reading for students and researchers across the social sciences studying the nature and effectiveness of contemporary humanitarianism, development, and international aid.
Number of Pages: 249
Genre: Social Science, Education
Series Title: Politics and Development in Contemporary Africa
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Susanne Jaspars
Language: English
Street Date: June 15, 2018
TCIN: 53650079
UPC: 9781786992093
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-5066
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