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This report presents the findings of an effectiveness review carried out on Oxfam’s response to the 2010/11 drought-related food crisis in Somalia, undertaken through the application of Oxfam’s Humanitarian Indicator Tool. For a slow onset crisis, where there was an established early-warning system, Oxfam was slow to react. Having scaled-up its internal capacity, the programme was notable for taking on the challenge needed to expand and ensure that a significant proportion was focused in the worst affected areas and, ultimately, providing assistance to over 900,000 people. The report provides examples of innovative measures taken to ensure standards of accountability were met despite the contextual challenges and the need to manage the programme remotely.

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