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A Closer Look at Famine

Why do famines still plague us?

Photograph by Per-Anders Pettersson, Eyevine

Amid a continuing drought, Somali refugees arrive in a camp in Kenya, across the border from continuing violence.
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In East Africa, a humanitarian disaster is fast unfolding. The worst drought in 60 years means that crops have failed and livestock have perished. Poverty, climate change, and rising grain prices are combining to endanger a population already...

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