Another humanitarian crisis in Somalia? Learning from the 2011 famine

29 January 2015 11:00 - 12:30 GMT+00
Public event
Streamed live online

​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.