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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 ...

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 ...

‘Achieving resilience through holistic programming from humanitarian to long term approaches.’

Friday, November 8th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, DR Congo, Drought, Ethiopia, Food security, GROW campaign, Kenya, Land, Pan Africa, Photos, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Following the successful joint Food Security and Livelihoods workshop in December 2012, and numerous Markets and Private Sector events held over the past two years, this year’s workshop will be cross-programme and cross affiliate. It will bring together themes from fundraising ...

Oxfam in Somalia Update October 2013

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Conflict, Countries, Drought, Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Issues, Peacebuilding, Somalia, Uncategorized, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

Key Humanitarian Developments [caption id="attachment_6632" align="aligncenter" width="496" caption="A young boy picking a pomegranate fruit."][/caption] • A joint report by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit for Somalia released on 3 September indicates an estimated 870,000 people will be in need of ...

Hope for the next harvest in Somalia

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Drought, Food security, Issues, Land, Multimedia, Photos, Somalia, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Agriculture plays a crucial role in life. It not only provides us with food, but also employment opportunities. It feeds us, as well as our economy and is fuelled by innovation and ingenuity. In 2011 and 2012 agricultural communities ...

Transforming lives through E-cash in Mogadishu

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 Posted in Food security, Photos, Somalia, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Story and pictures: Mohammed A. Omar of Hijra Culimo Derow and her six children live in Balbaleey, three kilometers from Afgooye district. Before moving to Balbaleey, Culimo and her family lived in Baidoa where her husband passed away. Culimo had to ...

Positive steps towards better crop yields in Somalia

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Drought, Photos, Somalia, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Story and pictures: Mohammed A. Omar of Hijra Production of adequate crops depends on healthy plants and basic crop management techniques. In light of this, Oxfam in partnership with HIJRA has been supporting farmers in Afgooye district with tractor hours, tools, ...

Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) – Changing behaviour to reduce illness

Monday, July 8th, 2013 Posted in Health, Kenya, Uncategorized, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

A “Knowledge, Attitude & Practice” (KAP) survey in Turkana in March 2012 showed only 17% of people have access to latrines and open defecation is common. Only 9% of people wash their hands after defecating and interestingly more people wash ...

Relocating to Ifo Extension

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Oxfam is working in Ifo Extension to provide water, sanitation and education on public health and hygiene to 60 000 people. Oxfam has drilled wells, laid pipes, installed elevated tanks and provided tap stands where members of the community can ...