Archive for the ‘Uganda’ Category

South Sudanese refugees benefit from computer training

Friday, March 14th, 2014 Posted in Displacement, Education, Humanitarian assistance, South Sudan, Uganda | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7174" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Ruben focuses on a computer screen in Dzaipi."][/caption] Ruben Ngong Guet has the same likes and dreams as many average teenagers. An 18 year old student, he wants to become a doctor someday. He enjoys computers. He ...

International Women’s Day; Celebrating our “Humming Birds” across our region

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Burundi, Conflict, Countries, DR Congo, Drought, Education, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Food security, GROW campaign, Gender, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, ICT 4 Development, Kenya, Land, Pan Africa, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

To mark International Women's Day in HECA. We are celebrating all things women for the next 10 days. Women who have inspired our work in their own special way...women doing small things for a bigger impact within and for their ...

Fleeing and forgotten – South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 Posted in Displacement, Humanitarian assistance, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Uganda | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7105" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Shelter is an urgent need for new South Sudanese refugees arriving in northern Uganda. This family sleeps under the blanket covered frame behind them. Oxfam/Geno Teofilo"][/caption] Blog post by Oxfam media officer Geno Teofilo on ...

A critical look at aid in the South Sudan crisis

Monday, February 24th, 2014 Posted in Gender, Humanitarian assistance, Photos, South Sudan, Uganda, Women's rights | No Comments »

Blog post by Oxfam Novib Executive Director Farah Karimi on her visit to South Sudanese refugee centres in northern Uganda: Again, when I touch the sensitive subject of security, all I see is discomfort and eyes wandering off to avoid mine. ...

A Lesson from Deng Bol – South Sudanese refugee.

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Education, Humanitarian assistance, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Uganda, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Last week when I arrived in Arua and Adjumani I was shocked. The two northern Uganda districts have, since December, taken in more than 60,000 South Sudanese who have sought refuge from the deplorable violence in their home country. What jolted ...

‘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 ...

From employee to employer: Community savings initiative lifts Ugandan mother out of poverty

Monday, September 16th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Education, Food security, Uganda | No Comments »

About 6 years ago, Lillian Aguaru had given up hope of living a life free from poverty. Today, the 28 -year-old entrepreneur and mother of one is successful not only as a business owner and a farmer  - she ...

Internet Now! getting northern Uganda villagers online

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 Posted in Education, ICT 4 Development, Uganda | No Comments »

Internet Now! is an Oxfam project to connect 100 villages in northern Uganda with high speed internet. [caption id="attachment_6432" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Dennis works at one of the Internet Now! microcentres"][/caption] Dennis is a law student not just using the internet to do ...

Playing the resilience game in Uganda

Thursday, February 21st, 2013 Posted in Climate change, Governance, Uganda, Video | No Comments »

Staff and trainers from ACCRA - the Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance - recently visited Kotido district in north eastern Uganda to run a game on climate change adaptation with district officials. The aim is for the ...

Winnie Byanyima appointed to lead Oxfam International

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 Posted in Pan Africa, Uganda | 65 Comments »

[caption id="attachment_5650" align="alignright" width="224" caption="Winnie Byanyima"][/caption] Winifred (Winnie) Byanyima, a grass-roots activist, human rights advocate, senior international public servant, and world recognized expert on women’s rights, has been appointed Executive Director of Oxfam International – a role that provides strategic direction ...