Taking drought into account: Addressing chronic vulnerability among pastoralists in the Horn of Africa

In 2006, a particularly severe drought hit the Greater Horn of Africa, plunging some 11 million people into crisis. The pastoral areas on the Ethiopia–Kenya–Somalia border were badly affected, with livestock losses of up to 70% and the mass migration of pastoralists out of drought-affected areas. This HPG Policy Brief argues that such catastrophic effects can be averted if pastoralist livelihoods are supported with timely and appropriate livelihoods-based interventions.

  • Co-authors: Sara Pantuliano and Sara Pavanello
  • Published: May 2009

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