Last year in the Horn of Africa, USAID helped meet the needs of 4.6 million people in response to the worst drought for the region in 60 years that put nearly 14 million people at severe risk—more than the populations of New York City and Los Angeles combined.
Recurring shocks like these droughts continue to drive the same areas into crisis year after year. These crises are projected to continue, creating a cycle of crisis that results not only in great suffering but also significant economic loss for countries, undermining development gains already made.
USAID will co-host with the Rockefeller Foundation and UN Foundation the event Ensuring Resilient Livelihoods: A Global Effort to illustrate progress to date and the key role of coordinated, innovative and country-led plans that are driving forward the global resilience agenda. Joining Administrator Shah at the event will be Dr. Judith Rodin, Rockefeller Foundation, Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner, Kathy Calvin, UN Foundation, and Ertharin Cousin, World Food Programme.
Last updated: May 17, 2013