Hunger and Famine, 1983-1992

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Dossier MZ-0166

«Local people … do not build definitional firewalls between malnutrition and famine, poverty and starvation. Nor do they fathom the moral calculus of wealthy countries who rush aid to certified famines but coolly ignore the chronic malnutrition responsible for half of the infant mortality on the planet.» Mike Davis, Late Victorian holocausts (London: Verso, 2001), p.21.

These items raise, either implicitly or explicitly, questions about the relationship between famines and hunger, on the one hand, and the lengthy conflict between the government and Renamo, government agricultural policies, and weather conditions in the 1980s and 1990s, on the other. This dossier is incomplete, and more materials will be added. [5 June 2010]

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MHN Resources

12 October 1992
Mozambique: Portuguese report says government hindering aid distribution. Radiodifusão Portuguesa (12 October 1992) quoted in Summary of World Broadcasts. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 78 kb.

25 September 1992
Mozambique: UN goes ahead with food convoys. South Scan, vol.7, no.36, 25 September 1992, page 279. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 87 kb.

25 September 1992
Food not being sent on from ports in Mozambique. South Scan, vol.7, no.36, 25 September 1992, page 279. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 25 kb.

20 September 1992
[Untitled news item: Machungo asks Renamo to accept food aid]. Sunday Times, 20 September 1992, page 11. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 40 kb.

19 September 1992
Renamo will be blamed for deaths – UN. Saturday Weekend Argus, 19 September 1992, page 17. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 28 kb.

14 August 1992
Steve Askin. Famine is news if animals die. National Catholic Reporter, 14 August 1992. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 54 kb.

19 June 1992
Mozambique: a hunger that kills. Africa Confidential, vol.33, no.2, 19 June 1992, pages 5-6. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 267 kb.

12 March 1992
Mozambique: statistics on food aid pledged and received in 1991-92 crop year. Summary of World Broadcasts, ME-1328, 12 March 1992, page B8. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 62 kb.

10 March 1992
Sofala: fome e seca ameaçam duzentas mil pessoas. Notícias [Maputo], 10 March 1992. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 63 kb.

4 March 1992
Anselmo Tembe. Devido à seca prolongada, Gaza poderá enfrentar grave crise alimentar: governo local declara situação de emergência. Notícias [Maputo], 4 March 1992. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 120 kb.

10 November 1991
AID considera Moçambique o país mais faminto do planeta. Diário de Notícias [Lisbon], 10 November 1991. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 109 kb.

12-18 October 1990
Karl Maier. Frelimo victories, but one million starve. Weekly Mail, 12-18 October 1990, page 4. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 131 kb.

10 July 1989
Paul Fauvet. Maputo renews food aid plea. The Guardian, 10 July 1989. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 71 kb.

10 July 1989
Mozambique food crisis worsens. Africa Economic Digest, 10 July 1989. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 62 kb.

30 May 1989
Thousands starve in Mozambique. The Argus, 30 May 1989. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 26 kb.

12 May 1989
Victoria Brittain. Mozambique airlift begins. The Guardian, 12 May 1989. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 51 kb.

29 September 1988
Nos últimos seis meses em Gaza, fome mata vinte pessoas em Massangena: em estudo sistema de abastecimento de víveres a partir de Manica. Notícias [Maputo], 29 September 1988. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 148 kb.

20 July 1988
Agressão externa agrava flagelo da fome. Notícias [Maputo], 20 July 1988. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 89 kb.

11 July 1988
Daniel Cuambe. Apesar de melhorias, Tete ainda necessita de ajuda alimentar: Machungo visita Angónia. Notícias [Maputo], 11 July 1988. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 204 kb.

23 January 1988
Ponte aérea de apoio ao Niassa. Notícias [Maputo], 23 January 1988.Click here to view or download a PDF, size 40 kb.

27 October 1987
Ao nosso país, Japão concede ajuda alimentar. Notícias [Maputo], 27 October 1987. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 84 kb.

14 October 1987
Anselmo Tembe. Segurança alimentar e apoio a camponeses: projectos mais importantes da FAO em Moçambique – conferência de imprença [sic] sobre dia mundial de alimentação. Notícias [Maputo], 14 October 1987. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 134 kb.

7 October 1987
Manica: mais de 284 mil pessoas ameaçadas pela fome. Notícias [Maputo], 7 October 1987. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 64 kb.

19 February 1987
Threat of famine in parts of Zambia and Mozambique. Radio reports cited in Summary of World Broadcasts, 19 February 1987. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 23 kb.

8 October 1986
Effects of famine and drought in Mozambique. Report from Summary of World Broadcasts, 8 October 1986. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 31 kb.

22 February 1986
Província do Maputo: redobrar esforços para vencer a fome, recomenda Departamento de Economia do Partido. Notícias [Maputo], 22 February 1986.Click here to view or download a PDF, size 61 kb.

4 September 1985
Acabar com a fome. Notícias [Maputo], 4 September 1985, page 5. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 54 kb.

25 July 1985
Abdul Carimo. Ajuda alimentar reforçada na Emochá: PMA planifica expansão de programas de desenvolvimento. Notícias [Maputo], 25 July 1985. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 155 kb.

24 July 1985
Reserva alimentar na Beira: concedidas pelo PMA cinco mil toneladas de milho: quatro barcaças serão fornecidas ao país. Notícias [Maputo], 24 July 1985. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 136 kb.

2 November 1984
Famine threatens Tete. Africa Economic Digest, 2 November 1984, pages 20-21. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 45 kb.

18 September 1984
Seca flagelo de África: fome em Vilanculo inquieta populações, necessário maior auxílio alimentar. Notícias [Maputo], 18 September 1984. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 108 kb.

21 August 1983
Maputo organiza-se para combater a fome. Tempo, no.671, 21 August 1983, pages 5-6. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 673 kb.

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