Sudan: In unholy synergy, drought and human folly are producing another shocking famine

WHY IS THIS HAPPENING AGAIN? In unholy synergy, drought and human folly are producing another shocking famine

The flat, parched plains of Sudan seem to run on endlessly, right over the horizon. Outside the few towns, there are no roads, no telephones, no electricity. The country is a vast emptiness of almost 1 million sq. mi.; yet it is home to just 28.5 million people, and the only way to get from one place to another is to walk. If you are starving, it can take days or weeks to stagger to one of the dozen feeding centers run by international aid agencies. That is what thousands of stick-figured Sudanese are doing right now: trekking desperately in search...

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