How to see a famine before it starts The U.S. government can predict food insecurity before it occurs. But the warnings aren’t always heeded

by Robinson Meyer

Thanks to El Niño, some parts of Ethiopia are currently facing the worst drought in 30 years. More than 10 million people in the country will likely need food aid this year. Over the weekend, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon implored the world to attend to this, one of its lesser-recognized ongoing humanitarian crises.