The Humanitarian Crisis Unfolding Abroad | On Point

August 07, 2017

Men, women and children line up to be registered with the World Food Programme in South Sudan. South Sudan no longer has areas in famine, but almost 2 million people are on the brink of starvation. (Sam Mednick/AP)

With guest host Jane Clayson.

Famine. 20 million people now on the brink in Africa and the Middle East. We’ve got reporters on the frontlines.

Right now, today, the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II is unfolding from Yemen to Nigeria. 20 million people on the edge of famine. But most Americans don’t know it. Three reporters from the Christian Science Monitor went to see the crisis first-hand. In Madagascar, Ethiopia and Somaliland. They join us. This hour On Point: Drought and hunger now in the Middle East and Africa.

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