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Southern Africa Hunger Crisis Worsens

The United Nations reports that some 14 million people in southern Africa are at risk of starvation, due mostly to drought and the effects of AIDS. But in Zimbabwe, the food shortage is made even worse by a government land-reform plan that has shut most of the nation's most productive farms. NPR's Jason Beaubien reports.

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Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.