Dealing with crisis in the Horn

In view of the recent crisis in the Horn of Africa, the February 2012 special feature of the journal Humanitarian Exchange published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) argues for a review of the entire aid system. This needs to be focused on longer-term programmes that build resilience and thus reduce the risk of crisis and the need for short-term life-saving interventions. Among the articles are examples of positive developments in the management of drought in dryland areas of Ethiopia, accounts of how reciprocal grazing agreements and longer-term risk reduction approaches have enhanced the resilience of pastoralists in northern Kenya, and lessons from an evaluation of the humanitarian response in the conflict situation in South Central Somalia.

Posted on 25 December 2012 in Pastoralism & Natural Resources, Pastoralism, Policy & Power