2017 Famine Threat in Africa Worst in 60 Years

[March 28 2017] I know this grim news is of concern to the IDCE community, and that many are already aware. Time, however, is of the essence: both the U.N. World Food Programme and UNICEF are warning that the famines, developing (for the first time ever) in four countries at once, are unprecedented in scale, threatening the lives of some 20 million people in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. The New York Times article on March 27 lays out a great deal of information on the crisis. All of the links above include discussion of ways to help.

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