The “Four Famines,” Explained

Hunger will be the humanitarian disaster of 2017.  The UN already declared a full fledged famine in parts of South Sudan last month, and three other situations around the world are precariously close to crossing a threshold of food insecurity that leads to fa...

Is Somalia Facing a Famine?

Without swift donor action and a reevaluation of food aid distribution, Somalia may once again be facing a widespread food security crisis. According to the United Nation’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 1 million Somalis are in...