How a 20-million-person crisis goes unseen

Battered by drought and civil wars, more than 20 million people are at risk of starvation in what aid workers call the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II.  Shining a spotlight on far-away problems is always a challenge for aid groups – even amid drought and famine in Africa, which is being called the worst humanitarian crisis in decades. But when they succeed, public awareness often translates into action to investigate the daunting challenges as well as the long-term efforts that are saving lives. 

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