Historic Famine Threatens Millions
Filed by KOSU News in World News.
July 20, 2011
A massive drought has hit Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, forcing hundreds of thousands to flee their homes. The U.N. also officially declared today that some parts of Somalia are facing famine. Host Michel Martin discusses the situation with Azad Essa, an Al Jazeera English journalist who just returned from the region; and Reuben Brigety, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration. [Copyright 2011 National Public Radio]