Map of the Day: Displaced by Drought in Somalia

Somalia is in the midst of its most catastrophic drought since 1950.  Some 3.2 million people face emergency levels of food insecurity. And that is causing massive population displacement. Today's map comes from the European Union's Emergency Response Coord...

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...

Famine, Explained (VIDEO)

What three conditions trigger the United Nations to declare a "famine?"  What causes a famine? And how do you stop a famine? These questions are acute right now as the world faces an unprecedented number of people living in famine or near famine conditions. ...