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As famine threatens, an unprecedented global challenge – and response

Twenty million people in four countries face famine in the next six months, but aid groups have gotten more innovative in how they address longstanding problems. Famine in South Sudan was officially declared Monday. 

Challiss McDonough/WFP/AP

The challenge is unprecedented. Twenty million people in four countries face famine in the next six months, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned this week, unless the world steps in with $4.4 billion.

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