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M A R C H 2 0 1 2 / F O R E I G N S E R V I C E J O U R N A L
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F
OCUS ON
H
UNGER AS A
F
ORE IGN
P
OL ICY
I
SSUE
F
EED THE
F
UTURE
:
M
AKING A
R
EAL
D
IFFERENCE
nyone who doubts the urgency and value of achieving global food security should
meet Aisha, a young mother who had to walk, unnourished, for several days to reach a therapeutic feeding camp in Ethiopia
last summer. She barely made it, and might have given up had it not been for her year-old daughter — who, by the time
they arrived, weighed just a third of what a healthy child her age should.
Heart-wrenching as her story is, Aisha is just one of millions at risk in the Horn of Africa due to a regional drought. The
A
L
ESS THAN THREE YEARS AFTER ITS INCEPTION
,
THE
U.S.
GOVERNMENT
S NEW RESPONSE TO FOOD
INSECURITY IS ALREADY CHANGING MILLIONS OF LIVES
.
B
Y
P
AUL
W
EISENFELD