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Defining Famine: Why Starving People Aren’t Enough (Video)

info-pictogram1 Famine has claimed the lives of over a million people in the Horn of Africa (which includes Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan). So what are the causes of famine, and what makes it different than food insecurity? And what criteria does the United Nations use to declare a famine?

How South Sudan’s Conflict Has Led To A Food Crisis (Video)

info-pictogram1 South Sudan is on the brink of catastrophe. The country has fallen into a bloody civil war divided by its two largest ethnic groups, the Dinka and Nuer. Fighting and heavy rains have critically impacted access to food. AJ+ asks Challiss McDonough from the World Food Programme – East Africa, about what’s happening in the world’s youngest country.