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November 18, 2014
Delays in Drought Response Push East Africa Toward Another Food Crisis
Delays in Drought Response Push East Africa Toward Another Food Crisis

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Three years after a devastating drought and famine, Somalia is again showing signs of an impending food crisis. Aid organizations are urging action before it is too late, but say there has been a tepid international response.

This week, Circle of Blue reports about an unfortunate truth in the world of humanitarian aid: slow-moving disasters like drought rarely get enough attention until conditions have reached critical stages.

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