Archive for the ‘Water/sanitation’ Category

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 ...

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 ...

South Sudan: Signs of hope amongst the violence

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7069" align="alignnone" width="572" caption="Oxfam staffer Susan Akol helps to ensure water, hygiene and sanitation messages are delivered to those living in Minkaman, Awerial County. Photo: Aimee Brown/Oxfam. "][/caption] “Even if peace would come, we cannot return home. We are not ...

From Goma to Addis Ababa for the 22nd African Union Summit and the launch of Oxfam’s latest protection report.

Monday, February 17th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Displacement, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Land, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

“I set out from Goma, in eastern Congo, with Oxfam partners Eudoxie Nziavake and Jean-Pierre Baludi for the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. It wasn’t a promising start to our journey. The road that traces the hills between the Congolese border ...

Abakore solar powered water pumps: An improved way of delivering water in Wajir County

Monday, February 17th, 2014 Posted in Drought, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Kenya, Water/sanitation | 1 Comment »

“Previously we used 80 litres of diesel to run the generator at this borehole and that cost us 10,000 ksh per day, but today with the solar water pumps,its virtually free!”   - Adan Q Yussuf, Chairperson Abakore Water Users Association.” For ...

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 ...

So close and yet so far: What does having the largest underground water reserves in Kenya really mean for the people of Turkana?

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Governance, Kenya, Land, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

In September 2013, UNESCO and the Government of Kenya announced the discovery of massive groundwater reserves under Turkana, Kenya.1 This arid and semi arid county in the far [caption id="attachment_6982" align="alignright" width="510" caption="A pastoralist herding his goats, Turkana North"][/caption]

In South Sudan, escalating violence again ensnares citizens

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Humanitarian assistance, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Grace Cahill during an interview with BBC in Awerial, South Sudan Not yet three years old and only beginning to know what peace feels like, the world’s newest country—South Sudan—is again in the throes of extreme violence. Since fighting broke out ...

Football promotes hygiene changes

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 Posted in Education, Health, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Sports can be used as a tool for change to address social issues, including water and sanitation issues. Access to safe water is a problem in the Lower and Middle Juba regions of Somalia, where there is a dependence on ...