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Another humanitarian crisis in Somalia? Learning from the 2011 famine

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Time (GMT +00) 11:00 12:30
Hero image description: Families queue for food at a feeding point in BadBado IDP camp in Mogadishu, Somalia Image credit:Kate Holt Image license:ODI given rights

​Speakers:

Daniel Maxwell - Professor and Research Director, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University

Nisar Majid - Visiting Fellow, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University 

Laura Hammond - Reader and Head of the Department of Development Studies, SOAS

Khalif A Abdirahman - Senior Researcher (via video-conference in Nairobi)

Guhad Aden - Senior Researcher (via video-conference in Nairobi)

Chair: Wendy Fenton - Coordinator, Humanitarian Practice Network

Description

​In July 2014, humanitarian agencies and the government of Somalia raised the alarm of a new severe drought in Somalia, three years after the deadly famine that killed more than 250,000 people.

This event will launch a new report by Daniel Maxwell and Nisar Majid that examines the international response to the famine in 2011 and lessons learnt on how to prevent and mitigate a similar crisis.