Jeeyon Janet Kim

Jeeyon Janet KimVisiting Fellow

Jeeyon Janet Kim is the Senior Researcher for Resilience at Mercy Corps, where she leads research related to resilience in fragile contexts. Her recent research focuses on migration and linkages between resilience and women’s empowerment, social connectedness, and food security. At the Feinstein International Center, Jeeyon works closely with Daniel Maxwell and others on a number of projects, including: Promoting Agriculture, Health, and Alternative Livelihoods initiative in Nepal, The Constraints and Complexities of Information and Analysis project, and Food Security and Resilience in Somalia.

Jeeyon holds a Hon.B.Sc. from University of Toronto, a M.S.P.H. from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and a Ph.D. from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.

News Items

Daniel Maxwell, Jeeyon Kim, and Sabrina Robillard publish about social networks and COVID-19 in The Conversation
March 31, 2020

COVID-19 compromises social networks. What this means for people in humanitarian crises Iraqi, Iranian and Somali asylum seekers at a tent camp in the Netherlands. ROBIN UTRECHT/AFP/GettyImages Jeeyon Kim, Visiting…

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Jeeyon Janet Kim publishes in Food Security
June 3, 2019

Jeeyon Janet Kim, Elizabeth Stites, Patrick Webb, Mark A. Constas, and Daniel Maxwell published “The effects of male out-migration on household food security in rural Nepal“ in Food Security  in…

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Feinstein Research Projects

Humanitarian Information Systems: Anticipating, Analyzing, and Acting in Crisis

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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Promoting Agriculture, Health, and Alternative Livelihoods (PAHAL) in Nepal

This USAID-funded five-year project (2014-2019) aims to improve food security, resilience, and livelihoods for poor and marginalized communities in select areas of rural Nepal.

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Feinstein Publications

Sharing to Survive: Investigating the Role of Social Networks During Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis
Cover of Sharing to Survive Report

After more than seven years of conflict over 20 million Yemenis—66% of the population—are in need of assistance. Nonetheless, the humanitarian response in Yemen remains severely underfunded. This study examines the ways in which Yemenis have relied on their social networks to survive.

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“I could not sleep while they were hungry”: Investigating the role of social networks in Yemen’s humanitarian crisis

This brief report presents initial findings from a study investigating the role of social networks in Yemen’s humanitarian crisis.

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