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The 1983 Famine in Ghana was caused by this. (Details with Pictures)

40 years ago, Ghana started to experience its worst and severe droughts. This great famine began in 1981 through to 1982 and had its peak in 1983.

The cause of the famine or drought started when it refused to rain for several months. Crops began to dry up and it was difficult for any plant to survive. People began to struggle to get food. Even the rich had money to buy food but no food to buy.

There was huge crowd of queue at areas where there was food for sale. The government also do provided meals for it's citizens.

The famine became worst when Nigeria deported all Ghanaians in their country. The number of Ghanaians at that time were over a million. This makes demand for food very high.

A lot of bush fires happened due to lack of rainfall and dry leaves. Most people died and others got sick.

Some even depended on substances which may seem not to be food now.

It was a very sad moment in our country. 

In 1984, it started raining and things began to be normal again.

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