Disease and famine go together.
The long drought was followed by famine.
Global famine was inevitable.
Poor crops may cause famine.
These countries were often visited with famine.
A tribe of natives once honored Christopher Columbus with an all-he-could-eat feast. Years of famine followed.
the great potato famine in Ireland
There is one rule that works in every calamity. Be it pestilence, war, or famine, the rich get richer and poor get poorer. The poor even help arrange it.
More often than not, famine is accompanied by plague.
Millions of people in Sudan and Ethiopia have suffered from famine and drought during their lifetimes.
There have also been increased periods of drought, particularly in parts of Africa and Asia suffering from famine.
Another crop failure could result in widespread famine. There were reports of refugees dying of famine.
The European Union is the leading campaigner against global famine.
There seems to be a famine of good jobs in this town; I think I’ll have to move away to find work.
Widespread famine caused a number of violent protests.