USA Today story on famine in Somalia
QUOTE: "Tens of thousands of Somalis are feared dead in the world's worst famine in a generation, the U.N. said Wednesday, and the U.S. said it will allow emergency funds to be spent in areas controlled by al-Qaida-linked militants as long as the fighters do not interfere with aid distributions."
I hate to say it, but this is the first in-depth news I've heard about this particular area. Famines in that area are certainly not unheard of, but "worst in 20 years"? Very sad, and a stark reminder of the overall global food situation.