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    Drought Leaves 45 Million Africans With Little Food

    For the third consecutive year, a widespread drought is threatening tens of millions of people in 14 countries across Africa. While rains have finally arrived in some areas, they came too late for many crops, and food prices are spiking. The U.N.’s Central Emergency Response Fund has unlocked $45 million to convince donors to pledge more to cope with the crisis.

    Is that enough? U.N. climatologist Jesse Mason says governments and aid agencies must “recognize the seasons are changing” and act sooner with drought-resistant seeds, irrigation systems and other disaster-mitigating measures.

    Ready OZY’s Flashback about the drought that claimed a civilization.

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