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close this bookFamine, Needs-assessment and Survival Strategies in Africa (Oxfam, 1993, 40 p.)
close this folder3 Survival strategies and their 'costs'
View the document(introduction...)
View the document3.1 Eating wild foods
View the document3.2 Going hungry
View the document3.3 Food preparation
View the document3.4 Slavery
View the document3.5 Sale of assets (productive/non-productive) and purchase of food
View the document3.6 Trading
View the document3.7 Labouring
View the document3.8 Household migration
View the document3.9 Consurnption of assets
View the document3.10 Borrowing
View the document3.11 Gifts
View the document3.12 Receiving remittances
View the document3.13 Theft

3.8 Household migration

Household migration, which is likely to come late in the famine process, may be a community decision and a conscious bid to attract attention and assistance, Rahmato concluded from his study of Wollo, Ethiopia, 1984-86. The costs of this strategy, in terms of neglecting rural production and exposing households to poor health environments, have been analysed in some detail by de Waal in relation to the 1984-85 famine in Darfur.