Crisis Brief: Horn Of Africa

01 Apr 2012

After consecutive seasons of inadequate rainfall, throughout 2011 countries in the Horn of Africa faced the worst drought in 60 years– leading to the largest food crisis in 20 years and the world’s first famine of this century.
On 20 July, the United Nations officially declared famine in two regions in the southern part of Somalia. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was engaged with humanitarian actors in the region as part of the immediate response, addressing underlying factors of livelihoods and governance.

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