On Marketplace today: famine vs drought

Our partners at Marketplace will air a piece by reporter Scott Tong on today’s show about the crucial difference between famine and drought. The story compares the situation in Somalia, where tens of thousands have died of starvation, with Ethiopia, which is enduring the same drought without major loss of life.

Scott reported the piece from Ethiopia and the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. It’s part of the “Food for 9 Billion” project, a collaboration between Homelands Productions, the Center for Investigative Reporting, American Public Media’s Marketplace and PBS NewsHour.