Archive for the ‘Water/sanitation’ Category

Water, a five letter word that means so much more in Mogadishu

Friday, July 24th, 2015 Posted in Health, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_8050" align="alignleft" width="214" caption="A boy fetching water at the IDP camp"][/caption] When we say the word water it seems to be just a five letter word but these five letters mean lives and livelihoods.  Each year millions of people die ...

Not yet Freedom: Reflections of what Independence day means to me as a South Sudanese.

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Conflict, Displacement, Drought, Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Uncategorized, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_8035" align="alignleft" width="563" caption="In Juba, over 28,000 people are sheltered in the UN Base after fleeing their homes when the conflict started in December 2015. Many have become volunteer teachers to the many children who now have no access ...

Somali returnees from Yemen – survivors of a conflict that needs to end

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Food security, Gender, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_8012" align="alignnone" width="504" caption="Matiha lining up to be registered in Bosaso "][/caption] Blog by Nimo Jirdeh, Oxfam Somalia Policy and Advocacy Adviser

Clean water – new hope in a Somali village

Monday, June 8th, 2015 Posted in Drought, Food security, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia, Uncategorized, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7991" align="alignnone" width="458" caption="Abdi Ahmed Jamaa and his son collecting water for their animals from a rehabilitated barkard. Photo by TARDO/Oxfam"][/caption] Access to clean and safe water is difficult in Bowdha Dogore village in Adado district, Somalia, where Abdi Ahmed ...

Disease hits Burundi refugee community seeking safety on the shores of Lake Tanganyika

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 Posted in Burundi, Conflict, DR Congo, Displacement, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Photos, Refugees/IDPs, Rwanda, Tanzania, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7956" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="There's no adequate clean water on Kagunga beach, and many are reporting sickness. Sick refugees receive basic medical attention on the boat to Kigoma. Photo: Oxfam/James Akena"][/caption] Overcrowding on the thin strip of rocky beach at Kagunga, ...

Kaydinta biyaha si loo sugo mustaqbalka Xadka Somaliland-Ethiopia”

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 Posted in Agriculture, Drought, Ethiopia, Food security, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7802" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Dumar badan waxay ku tahay socod dheer oo daal badan keliya inay biyo nadiif ah u helaan qoysaskooda "][/caption] “Halkii Dhibic Kastaa Tirsanayd”

Saving Water to Secure the Future on the Somaliland-Ethiopia border

Friday, March 20th, 2015 Posted in Agriculture, Drought, Ethiopia, Food security, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7793" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="For many women it can be a long tiring walk just to find clean water for their families. Photo Pablo Tosco/Oxfam"][/caption] Water is life. Water is on everyone’s mind, and as we observe World Water Day on ...

Making a Difference in South Sudan

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Displacement, Food security, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

“I enjoy my work because I can see that it makes a real difference to people here.” Simon is a man of many words. He has a loud voice, a big smile, and an even bigger heart. He exudes joy ...

Direct Action – Oxfam’s response in Minkaman, South Sudan

Sunday, February 15th, 2015 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Displacement, Food security, Gender, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Land, Photos, South Sudan, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Words and Pictures: Emma Jane Drew [caption id="attachment_7698" align="aligncenter" width="407" caption="Minkaman in March 2014, two months after the crisis started. "][/caption] “When I first came to Minkaman a year ago, it was a very sad and sombre picture of shocked people. No ...

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

Sunday, January 25th, 2015 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 ...