Drought / East Africa / Ethiopia / Kenya / Nutrition / Pastoralism / Somalia / Vulnerability

When rains next fail to fall in the Horn of Africa, will we have failed again, too?

Launch of the Humanitarian Appeal 2011 (photo on Flickr by United Nations Information Service / Jean-Marc Ferre). ‘Humanitarian agencies and donors agreed at an emergency meeting in Rome on 25 July that the response to the crisis must address the immediate needs of the desperate population and help build resilience to avert similar crises in the … Continue reading

East Africa / Livelihoods / Pastoralism / Trade

Freedom of movement to help pastoralist lifestyles in East Africa

Pastoralists across East Africa are set to benefit as the region’s national borders are relaxed amid joint efforts to mitigate the risks associated with their migration. “With the coming into effect [on 1 July] of the common market protocol, pastoralists like the Maasai, the Pokot and the Somali who do not believe in borders as … Continue reading