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USAID’s FEWSNET Helps Civil Society Groups, Governments Prepare For Food Insecurity

The Atlantic: How to See a Famine Before It Starts
“…For almost a year, U.S. officials have warned that food could become scarce in regions of the Horn of Africa. These warnings came in the form of the Famine Early Warning Systems Network, a USAID program usually shortened to FEWSNET. With rationalist clarity, FEWSNET classifies the food security situation in 36 of the world’s countries … FEWSNET’s current estimate is that about 40 million people will need emergency food assistance in 2016, a 30 percent increase from 2015 totals…” (Meyer, 2/3).

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