Explaining the causes of famine in Somalia

Voice of America used a series of Google Maps and over 10,000 separate data points on rainfall, food prices, and refugee movement to explain How Somalia Descended into Famine.

The visualization of the series of maps explains how the non-occurence of last year’s rain season in Somalia has led to crop failure, this year’s spike in food prices, and then widespread famine.

To see the maps, click here.

Source: Google Maps Mania

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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