Variations In Consumption©

IMPACT: Political

Social Unrest

Social Unrest is typically a symptom of, and a form of protest against, major socio-political problems; the severity of the action coincides with public expression(s) of displeasure.
Inadequate food supply will lead to inadequate food consumption. This will cause many people to become malnourished, starve or even die. In such conditions, it will probably cause political instability in the form of wars, chaos and even social unrest. Social Unrest is a political situation whereby people protest and behave violently against the Government. This may lead to wars between the Government and the People. It may also reflect factors such as poverty and unemployment.

Examples

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Senegal

Date: 31 March 2008
Rise in the price of food and fuel caused riot to happen.
24 people were arrested and detained.
Further protests took place in Dakar on 26 April.
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Mozambique

Date: 2010
Food prices increased as much as 30%.
Caused by a drought that decreased its wheat production.

Civilians turned into violent.

400 people in serious injuries and at least 10 people dead.

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Egypt

Date: 6 April 2008
Food prices have doubled within several months.
Riots began at the city of Mahalla.
2 people died, including a 15 years old boy, were killed by Egyptian Police.

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