Successive Droughts In Horn Of Africa Increase Region’s Food Insecurity
New York Times: Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest
“…Four severe droughts have walloped the [Horn of Africa] in the last two decades, a rapid succession that has pushed millions of the world’s poorest to the edge of survival. Amid this new normal, a people long hounded by poverty and strife has found itself on the frontline of a new crisis: climate change. More than 650,000 children under age five across vast stretches of Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia are severely malnourished. The risk of famine stalks people in all three countries; at least 12 million people rely on food aid, according to the United Nations…” (Sengupta, 3/12).