|Famine, Needs-assessment and Survival Strategies in Africa (Oxfam, 1993, 40 p.)|
|3 Survival strategies and their 'costs'|
During famine in Bahr el Ghazal and southern Kordofan, Sudan, in 1988, some southern Sudanese were driven to selling their children into slavery in northern Sudan. Although these people were subject to many forms of violence and duress, such practices could be regarded as a 'survival strategy'. This underlines the point that survival strategies should not be supported in an undiscriminating way.