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.

Latest Publications

Rights in Conflict

  • Countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Nepal, Sierra Leone
  • Co-authors: UK InterAgency Group on Rights; ActionAid
  • Published: March 2009

NGOs and Humanitarian Reform: Mapping Study - Ethopia Report

  • Co-authors: Tasneem Mowjee
  • Published: March 2009

NGOs and Humanitarian Reform: Mapping Study - Zimbabwe Report

  • Co-authors: Ralf Otto
  • Published: March 2009

NGOs and Humanitarian Reform: Mapping Study - Sudan Report

  • Co-authors: John Cosgrave
  • Published: March 2009

Microfinance in Africa: Bringing financial services to Africa's poor - executive summary

  • Countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, South Africa, Togo
  • Co-authors: Helmore, Chidiac, Hendricks
  • Published: March 2009

Microfinance in Africa: Bringing financial services to Africa's poor - full report

  • Countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, South Africa, Togo
  • Co-authors: Kristin Helmore, Sybil Chidiac, Lauren Hendricks
  • Published: March 2009