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2015, the Year of Revolution: beyond the Millennium Development Goals

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

By Alex Prats, Oxfam Deputy Regional Director, Horn, East and Central Africa The adoption of the Millennium Development Goals made many people believe that another world was certainly possible in 2015. However, despite some positive progress (see the 2014´s progress report), ...

Ethiopia’s Female Food Heroes – the ‘real heroes of the nation’

Friday, January 9th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7555" align="alignleft" width="576" caption="Winners of Ethiopia's Female Food Heroes competition with Hamelmal, legendary singer and Female Food Hero Ambassador. Hamelmal says: "The women we celebrate today are the real heroes of the nation and I am delighted to be ...

Somalia: End the cycle of drought through agricultural development

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Food security, Somalia, Uncategorized | No Comments »

In Somalia, for generations the agricultural sector has played a significant role in the national economy, it remains second to the livestock sector in terms of GDP. On 15th October, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Federal Government of Somalia in ...

In South Sudan camps, Oxfam is helping families tackle hunger: World Food Day Blog

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7451" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="For people living inside UN House in Juba, going out of the camp to collect firewood can be life-threatening"][/caption] Inside UN House, thin bellows of smoke can be seen from different locations around the camp, meaning that ...

Ten drivers of inequality in Africa

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

[caption id="attachment_7434" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="85 people hold as much as half the world's wealth, while millions live as refugees across this continent with nothing to their names"][/caption] By Alex Prats, HECA Deputy Regional Director

Looking back at the Hargeisa International Book Fair

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 Posted in Education, Somalia, Uncategorized | No Comments »

by Josephine Wambui, Oxfam [caption id="attachment_7424" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Jama Muse, Director of Redsea Foundation & famous Somali poet Hadrawi"][/caption] The Hargeisa International Book Fair is an annual event organized and supported by the Redsea Cultural Foundation (RCF). This is the seventh year ...

First Catch: Strengthening Fisheries and Coastal Management in Puntland

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Drought, Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Issues, Peacebuilding, Photos, Somalia, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Fishing in Puntland [caption id="attachment_7240" align="alignleft" width="491" caption="Fishermen preparing their boats for fishing."][/caption] Puntland boasts an expansive 1,600 km coastline along the Indian Ocean. Its waters are home to some of the richest fishing grounds in Africa and present considerable potential ...

My Children are my strength

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Education, Food security, Humanitarian assistance, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Uganda, Uncategorized | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7208" align="alignright" width="370" caption="Nyakuoth with her 5 children and 2 others that she takes care of in Agulupi settlement. Photo: Francis Yikii/CEFORD"][/caption] Last December, Nyakuoth Kuony was living happily in Unity, South Sudan, with her husband and five children. At ...

It’s all about balance: Making ends meet in South Sudan

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Displacement, Food security, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, South Sudan, Uncategorized, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

‘My only hope is to go back home to Unity where we’re from and where my husband is. I will feel the safest there.’ Nyoruop is balancing a large sisal sack on her head. It contains grain that will feed her ...

In Our Words – Voices from Lower Shebelle

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Climate change, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Peacebuilding, Photos, Somalia, Uncategorized, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

What it’s all about Lower Shebelle region in Somalia is named after the Shebelle River which passes through it. It is ideal for farming as it contains fertile agricultural land and is located in the highland areas which enjoy longer farming ...