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In an opinion piece in the New York Times, 2012 Nieman Global Health Reporting Fellow Samuel Loewenberg takes a look at the ongoing problem of delayed response to drought and famine crises in Africa and the resulting escalation of suffering. He reports that poor response timing is an issue that “bedevils aid agencies” and states that while many believe the cause of hunger emergencies is a lack of food, the real issue is poverty. The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting provided a travel grant for the reporting of Loewenberg’s essay and funds fieldwork projects for the Nieman Global Health Fellows.

Read “The Famine Next Time

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