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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 ...

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 ...