No, famine tends to refers to agricultural disaster, and it tends to encompass everybody (apart perhaps from the very rich). It doesn't have to be caused by weather/natural disasters, though: the Ukrainian famine in the 30's was politically instigated and it's still a famine.If I'm talking about a poor population that doesn't have enough money to feed themselves properly, can I use the word "famine"? Note that in this case there are not weather conditions. They don't even have enough land to cultivate.
Is that word ("famine") used in the press?