Spreading Famine (IMAGE) Earth Institute at Columbia University Caption Violent conflicts are behind increased hunger in sub-Saharan Africa says a new study. Here, a farmer carries forage for his mule in southwestern Ethiopia. Further north in the country, starvation spread this year in the face of civil war. Credit Jacquelyn Turner, International Research Institute for Climate and Society Usage Restrictions Credit must be given. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.