Archive for the ‘Water/sanitation’ Category

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 ...

“For me and my family, life has changed”, says Zahra

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 Posted in Drought, Health, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Zahra Abdi – a mother of five children has been living in Horseed IDP settlement of Hodan district in Mogadishu for last three years. “In the beginning here in Horseed IDP camp of Hodan district in Mogadishu, I remember facing a ...

Improving access to food in South Sudan

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Humanitarian assistance, South Sudan, Uncategorized, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Cinya Rufin, Oxfam's Emergency Food Security Officer in South Sudan, shares a glimpse of their distribution in Chuil. [caption id="attachment_7910" align="aligncenter" width="467" caption="Cinya Rufin and the E,P& R team walking to the Oxfam food distribution site in Chuil. "][/caption]

Built to last: Oxfam water projects

Monday, September 29th, 2014 Posted in Aid, Drought, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7407" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Since this dam was built by Oxfam and HAVOYOCO, girls from Laaye collect water here every day."][/caption] Is this a dam, or is it a reservoir? Or is it a pond?

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 ...