Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia all face perennial food security challenges. In 2011, parts of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia experienced serious food shortages but only south and central Somalia experienced famine conditions. Jason Mosley of Chatham House in London did a study of this situation titled "Translating Famine Early Warning into Early Action: An East Africa Case Study" in November 2012.
The paper explores how the political context has affected and, in effect, constrains or enables the humanitarian community in its response to emergencies, examining the operating environments in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.
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