Algae was long a part of Irish cuisine. It helped some survive the Great Famine.
Fighting extreme poverty and failing crops caused by a three-year drought, U.N. food agencies are struggling to keep the region from succumbing to starvation.
In much of the world, production of corn, wheat, rice and soybeans is failing to meet expectations.
Food aid meant to reach starving Somalis has been stolen and sold, the Associated Press reported after an investigation.