"Eastern Africa's worst drought in 60 years has combined with political violence in Somalia to produce what the United Nations is calling the "worst humanitarian disaster" in the world. ..."Sections:
- The basics
- What makes a famine a famine?
- How bad is it really? The famine by the numbers (plus: map).
- What caused the famine, and why is it so bad?
- Why are the mainstream media ignoring this story?
- How do politics in Somalia impact the famine?
- How bad is the drought? (Plus: map.)
- Does the drought have ties to climate change?
- What's being done to help?
- Whom to follow for more coverage
- Selected photos of the crisis
The author is soliciting further Qs from readers - mine were:
- Must the U.N. be invited in [and by whom?], in order for its peacekeeping forces to [come in and] establish&maintain order?
- Do unalleviated famine & obstruction of relief efforts constitute sufficient legal reason for intervening in a country's politics?
- If military options can be put on the table, what are they?