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Severe Drought Causes Famine in East Africa

This map of the most recent growing season in East Africa reveals the poor conditions that led to famine in parts of Somalia and a food emergency in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Djibouti.


NASA Earth Observatory image created by Jesse Allen, using data provided by the United State Department of Agriculture Foreign Agriculture Service and processed by Jennifer Small and Assaf Anyamba, NASA GIMMS Group at Goddard Space Flight Center. Caption by Holli Riebeek.

Published July 23, 2011
Data acquired April 1 - June 30, 2011

Source:
NOAA-18 POES - AVHRR