A faimin is a widespread scarcity o fuid,[1] caused bi several factors includin crap failyie, population imbalance, or govrenment policies. This phenomenon is uosually accompanied or follaed bi regional malnutreetion, stairvation, epidemic, an increased mortality.

Stairvin Roushie bairns during the Roushie faimin o 1921–22, which killed an estimatit 5 million. Circa 1922.


  1. Kelly, James (May 1992). "Scarcity and Poor Relief in Eighteenth-Century Ireland: The Subsistence Crisis of 1782-4". Irish Historical Studies. Cambridge University Press. 28: 38–62. JSTOR 30008004.