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20:00 EDT 13 Mar 2018 | AAAS

(University of California - Santa Barbara) Last year, 81 million people worldwide experienced severe food insecurity. About 80 percent of them live in Africa.While much of that food insecurity relates to civil war and violence in places like South Sudan and Nigeria, a good portion also stems from a sequence of five severe droughts that began in Ethiopia in 2015 and spread across parts of the continent in the ensuing three years.

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