Peter Hailey

Peter HaileyVisiting Fellow

Peter Hailey is a nutrition specialist with extensive international experience managing large scale nutrition specific and sensitive programs. He recently completed an assignment as chief of nutrition in UNICEF Somalia where he successfully led UNICEF’s extensive scale up in nutrition and cash programming in response to the 2010/11 famine. Prior to this, he worked with UNICEF and NGOs in emergencies around Africa, the Balkans, and Central Asia. In 2014, with a colleague he started a trust, Centre for Humanitarian Change (CHC), based in Kenya working on issues related to a new way of working in the fragile areas of East Africa. His work for CHC has involved consultancies and research on adaptive learning, health system strengthening, surge approaches, localization and marginalization in Somalia, and resilience in East Africa and beyond. He is a member of the Famine Review Committee, an independent committee, supporting the Integrated Phased Classification System in countries where famine is a high risk.

He has published research related to nutrition information systems in emergencies and contributed to research on the 2010/11 famine in Somalia and on famines more widely. His passion is to be wild bush camping with his family in as many places in Africa as possible.


News Items

Dan Maxwell and Peter Hailey publish article on Famine in the 21st century in Politorbis
March 26, 2018

Dan Maxwell and Peter Hailey published their article, “The Re-Emergence of Famine in the Twenty-first Century?” in Politorbis issue: the fight against famine: a myth of Sisyphus. The article discusses…

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Dan Maxwell and Peter Hailey Commentary: Evidence, Analysis, and the Politics of Declaring Famine
February 26, 2018

By Daniel Maxwell and Peter Hailey The international community now has a working definition of famine that enables real-time analysis and declaration of famines. The technical definition is based on…

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Feinstein Research Projects

The Constraints and Complexities of Information and Analysis

This study seeks to understand the availability and quality of information, and the external influences on data collection and analysis for the classification of food emergencies.

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Feinstein Publications

Contraintes et complexités liées à la collecte et à l’analyse de donées en situation d’urgence humanitaire : Le cas du Nigeria
famine in Nigeria

Dans le but d’identifier et de classifier la sévérité de l’insécurité alimentaire, y compris la famine, le Nigeria utilise l’approche du Cadre Harmonisé (CH), un processus analytique semblable au Cadre…

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Constraints and Complexities of Information Analysis in Humanitarian Emergencies: Evidence from South Sudan
information analysis in South Sudan

A study of the effectiveness of the Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) system, used to identify famine and levels of food insecurity, in South Sudan.

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