Archive for the ‘Water/sanitation’ Category

The Eye Opener: Hope in the land of Somalis

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 Posted in Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Today – August 19th – is World Humanitarian Day. The United Nations designated it in memory of the bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad in 2003 in which 22 people died. It is now the one day of the ...

Solar Solutions in Somalia

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Drought, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Sustainable Solutions – Supplying water using solar powered pumps in Afgooye Water is life. In Afgooye town, this couldn't be more true. Over 20,000 people call this town home but still bear the burden of travelling long distances to buy ...

Changing lives in Kismayo

Monday, August 11th, 2014 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Countries, Displacement, Drought, Education, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Issues, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

In the rural parts of Kismayo District, the main source of water is open shallow wells. For a long time, these water sources were left open with minimal management to ensure optimal use. With most of them silted up, most ...

Good Nutrition, Good Life

Monday, August 11th, 2014 Posted in Displacement, Drought, Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Issues, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

Voices from Juula, Kismayo Due to its strategic coastal location providing access to Somalia’s most fertile lands, Kismayo’s history is one of rich culture and economic prosperity. However, after the war broke out in 1991, the Kismayo was destroyed by a ...

Early warnings need to result in early action in Somalia

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 Posted in Aid, Climate change, Conflict, Drought, Education, Food security, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

Eight warnings of catastrophe so far [caption id="attachment_7297" align="aligncenter" width="568" caption=" Pastoralists suffer shortage of water and are worried that they will loose many cattle because of drought."][/caption]

Press Release – Three years since Somalia famine, aid agencies fear high risk of relapse

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Press release, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

It took 16 warnings for the international community to respond to the last catastrophe; lessons must be learnt from past to avert another crisis in the Horn of Africa.

Risk of Relapse:Call To Action – Somalia Crisis Update

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 Posted in Aid, Climate change, Conflict, Displacement, Drought, Food security, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7276" align="aligncenter" width="464" caption="Faral Kaslkal look at an gully formed due to the lack of vegetation and topsoil near his village of El-Waised some 50 kilometres south of Garowe in Puntland, Somalia ."][/caption] On 7 May 2014, 26 agencies asked ...

Preventing a crisis in Somalia becoming a catastrophe

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7197" align="alignnone" width="569" caption="Babies in Somalia are at the highest risk of dying on their day of birth worldwide. Photo: Oxfam"][/caption] 2.9 million Somalis are in humanitarian need while the world looks the other way

Press Release – Contaminated water a grave threat to Somalis

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 Posted in Displacement, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7183" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="More clean water and improved sanitation are urgently needed."][/caption] As “World Water Day” is marked this month with events around the world, today millions of Somalis remain in danger by simply taking a drink of water. Contaminated ...

Celebrating our “Humming birds”; Susan Akol, PHP Assistant, Mingkamen

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 Posted in Displacement, Gender, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Susan Akol, a public health promotion assistant for Oxfam and one of the only women in a team delivering water, hygiene and sanitation services in Mingkamen, Awerial County. Photo: Aimee Brown/Oxfam I am a public health promotion assistant and we have three ...