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Maia Baldauf is a humanitarian aid worker with eight years of experience across the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. Since working in Yemen in 2015 and 2016, she studied the interrelated systems affecting food insecurity throughout Yemen’s history, before returning briefly to manage aid operations in Yemen again in 2020. She holds an MSc in Environment, Politics and Development from SOAS, University of London.

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Reframing Famine: New Approaches and Food System Accountability in Yemen

October 16, 2021
This paper critically analyzes ‘famine’ and its function in the Yemeni context, considering how its technical definition and operational frameworks – which have become gatekeepers to famine declaratio…