Swarms of desert locusts that have razed pastures and croplands across Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya continue to spread throughout East Africa, despite weeks of aerial pesticide spraying. The food security of up to 20 million people is jeopardized, in a region where 12 million already face food shortages.
Drought conditions across large swaths of Africa have left tens of millions in need of food assistance. William G. Moseley explains how national governments and aid groups are responding to the African drought, and how the affected countries are adapting to the new reality of extreme, climate change-induced weather patterns.
A prolonged drought and harsh economic sanctions have made already lean times in North Korea especially dire, with the United Nations warning in May of a “hunger crisis.” Last year’s harvest was the worst in 10 years. Will these difficult economic conditions lead to a change in Kim Jong Un’s behavior?