Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Looking back at the Hargeisa International Book Fair

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 Posted in Education, Somalia, Uncategorized | No Comments »

by Josephine Wambui, Oxfam [caption id="attachment_7424" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Jama Muse, Director of Redsea Foundation & famous Somali poet Hadrawi"][/caption] The Hargeisa International Book Fair is an annual event organized and supported by the Redsea Cultural Foundation (RCF). This is the seventh year ...

Empowering Oxfam’s partners – Training for monitoring, evaluation & media

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 Posted in Aid, Education, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7388" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Staff from partner organisations participated in training in Hargeisa, Somaliland."][/caption] Oxfam accomplishes a great deal of our relief and development work, by working through partnerships with local organisations. Through regular training, these organisations are able to build ...

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 ...

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]

First Catch: Strengthening Fisheries and Coastal Management in Puntland

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Drought, Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Issues, Peacebuilding, Photos, Somalia, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Fishing in Puntland [caption id="attachment_7240" align="alignleft" width="491" caption="Fishermen preparing their boats for fishing."][/caption] Puntland boasts an expansive 1,600 km coastline along the Indian Ocean. Its waters are home to some of the richest fishing grounds in Africa and present considerable potential ...

First Catch: Strengthening Fisheries and Coastal Management in Somaliland

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Countries, Drought, Education, Food security, Governance, Issues, Somalia | No Comments »

Fishing in Somaliland [caption id="attachment_7229" align="alignleft" width="491" caption="Fishermen preparing their boats for fishing in Somaliland. "][/caption] Somaliland enjoys a vast coastline of 850 km long that borders the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden. Its waters are home to some of ...

Learning across generations: Moonlight training Centre in Boroma

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 Posted in Displacement, Education, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Photos, Somalia | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7220" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Safia Abdi Nuur"][/caption] Safia Abndi Nuur is a mother of eight children. She was born in Hargeisa and is one of four children. When she was young, some of her brothers and sisters were privileged to attend ...

My Children are my strength

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Education, Food security, Humanitarian assistance, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Uganda, Uncategorized | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7208" align="alignright" width="370" caption="Nyakuoth with her 5 children and 2 others that she takes care of in Agulupi settlement. Photo: Francis Yikii/CEFORD"][/caption] Last December, Nyakuoth Kuony was living happily in Unity, South Sudan, with her husband and five children. At ...