Dan Maxwell and colleagues publish on the Somalia Famine in Food Policy

November 2016

Dan Maxwell, Nisar Majid, Guhad Adan, Khalif Abdirahman, and Janet Kim published their article “Facing famine: Somali experiences in the famine of 2011” in Food Policy journal December 2016 issue.

Highlights from the article are:

  • Somalia experienced the worst famine of the twenty-first century in 2011.
  • People’s ability to cope with the famine depended on diversification, mobility and flexibility.
  • People’s social connections were instrumental in how well they coped with the famine.
  • Social networks functioned differently in famine—and were not always able to sustain members.
  • Understanding social connectedness will improve famine prevention and response.

The article is available here.

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