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Attention Must Be Paid To Famine Early Warning Systems

Early warnings about rising malnutrition, drought and possible famine in the Horn of Africa “went unheeded” for the past year, but “[w]hat is the point of an early warning system if nobody is listening?” a Globe and Mail editorial asks.

“When an alarm of impending famine is sounded, the whole world should be galvanized into action. Why did this fail to happen? Surely the international community can do better than this,” the editorial concludes (7/19).