Archive for the ‘Food security’ Category

A lifeline for Somali families is hanging by a thread

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 Posted in Aid, Food security, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia | No Comments »

Degan Ali, Executive Director Adeso and Ed Pomfret, Somalia campaigns and policy manager Oxfam At a time where ‘resilience’ seems to be the new buzzword on the tip of everyone’s tongue, one of Somalia’s most resilient systems – remittances – is ...

Cutting off the Somali Lifeline, a heated debate in Somaliland

Monday, February 16th, 2015 Posted in Food security, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia | No Comments »

by Abdikadir D. Askar, Communications Officer, Oxfam-Somaliland [caption id="attachment_7622" align="alignleft" width="576" caption="Farhan Jama, a shopkeeper in Hargeisa says losing remittances would have a negative impact on his life. Photo: NAGAAD"][/caption]

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 ...

Youth making a difference in Wabaado village

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 Posted in Agriculture, Ethiopia, Food security, Somalia | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7579" align="aligncenter" width="559" caption="Young Ugbad Abdi Dirie in her village"][/caption] Whenever one visits the Daroor District on the border of Ethiopia and Somaliland, you cannot help but admire the zeal and determination portrayed by the youth of Wabaado village.

On my 4 years of Somalia…

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia | No Comments »

Before departing, an Oxfam media staffer reflects on his Somalia experiences

Somalia: End the cycle of drought through agricultural development

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Food security, Somalia, Uncategorized | No Comments »

In Somalia, for generations the agricultural sector has played a significant role in the national economy, it remains second to the livestock sector in terms of GDP. On 15th October, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Federal Government of Somalia in ...

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 ...

Standing Strong

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 Posted in Climate change, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Land, Peacebuilding, Somalia | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7337" align="aligncenter" width="428" caption="Khadar Abdi"][/caption] Income Generation in Somaliland

Pioneering Lasting Change

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Somalia | No Comments »

Community Managed Disaster Risk Management in Ethiopia and Somaliland The Cross border region of Somaliland and Somali region of Ethiopia is characterized by vulnerability to drought. The increase in the intensity and frequency of drought has resulted in the erosion ...

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 ...