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We've been busy these past couple of weeks discussing the famine and drought in the Horn of Africa on the Heifer blog. This week, along with the drought discussion, we've also been reading and following the topic of child poverty in the United States. We've done a recap on the Annie E. Casey Foundation report which came out this week and a dove a little deeper into the discussion of child poverty in the U.S.
Here are some of the stories we've been passing around about famine and drought in the Horn of Africa: 
 The Annie E. Casey Foundation report, which came out this past week, found the following: 
  • Poverty has increased in 38 states from 2000 to 2009
  • 14.7 million children were poor in 2009
  • 5.3 million children have been affected by foreclosure
  • 1 in 5 children in the U.S. live in poverty 
 So what are your thoughts? The famine and drought in Africa, the significant child poverty numbers in the U.S., share your thoughts with us in the comment section.


Maegan Clark

Maegan Clark loves social media even more than Southern sweet tea. She is the Social Media Manager at Heifer International where she uses her skills digital marketing to improve the lives of those in need around the globe. Since working at Heifer, she has deepened her appreciation for the urgency with which we must end global hunger and poverty.