Vulnerability and resilience in Somalia


The 2011 famine and 2016 severe drought conditions in Somalia drew the attention of development actors to issues and options for addressing recurrent shocks and the roles that different people can play. This paper summarises the key lessons drawn from a study that examined how different people responded to and survived the recurrent shocks during […]

Underfunded appeals: Understanding the consequences, improving the system


UN-coordinated appeals are both the largest combined request for humanitarian aid, and a central pillar of the humanitarian response architecture. They bring together UN and non-governmental agencies to assess needs, develop strategic plans and present financial asks. In 2017, these appeals set out a record total requirement of US$25.2 billion. This was nearly double that […]