17 April 2020
Vol 368, Issue 6488

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COVER Famines related to droughts can take a heavy toll. In 2011, dry conditions exacerbated hardships for some 430,000 refugees fleeing violence in Somalia. Here, Somali refugees seek aid in a camp near Dadaab, Kenya. Scientists are using new monitoring tools to identify regions at risk of famine and help ward off hunger before it is too late. See page 254.
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