Friday, August 29, 2014

Somalia: Lessons Learned from the 2011 Famine

The Feinstein International Center at Tufts University published in August 2014 a report titled "Another Humanitarian Crisis in Somalia? Learning from the 2011 Famine" by Daniel Maxwell and Nisar Majid. 

Early warning agencies suggest the number of people in crisis in Somalia is likely to reach 1 million before the end of 2014.  Drawing on the lessons of the 2011-2012 famine, the paper highlights the causes of the famine, early warning and response, divisions within the humanitarian community, and the on-going role of al-Shabaab.  It offers four policy recommendations.

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