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Responding to Drought in the Horn of Africa

Drought is once again devastating the Horn of Africa. It has severely affected the food security of more than 13 million people in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. Although droughts and other climatic shocks are recurrent in the region, are humanitarians, donors and governments learning from the successes and failures of past responses?

On 23 October 2019, the Rift Valley Forum in partnership with the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) hosted a panel discussion to assess current drought responses, examine whether lessons learned from previous responses are being effectively applied and identify the way forward for future responses.


Nasra Ismail
Somalia NGO Consortium


Ahmed Ibrahim

Peter Hailey
What Works

Henry Lotiir
Researcher, Friends of Lake Turkana

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