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The Monitor's View Famine must receive more of the world’s attention

Americans shouldn’t be distracted from addressing one of the world’s great crises: starvation affecting millions.

Sam Mednick/AP

That famine could ravage millions of people in the 21st century seems unthinkable. But somehow the same world that is agog at driverless cars and looming trips to Mars is experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis in seven decades.