Archive for the ‘Conflict’ Category

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 ...

Who will protect?

Friday, February 21st, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan | No Comments »

On Tuesday morning we received bad news from Malakal. The Oxfam team there reported heavy military attacks on the capital of Upper Nile State. Our colleagues, who were working on health promotion with the people living in the UN Compound, ...

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 ...

South Sudan, a young nation turned sick.

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Women's rights | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7053" align="alignleft" width="557" caption="Oxfam Novib Executive Director Farah Karimi meets with people displaced due to conflict at UN House IDP camp, Juba, South Sudan. Photo: Petterik Wiggers/Oxfam"][/caption] Welcome to the youngest nation in the world, South Sudan. A place burdened ...

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 ...

Journalism with a Purpose

Monday, February 17th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Education, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia | No Comments »

Garowe, Puntland To Mohammed Somane Omar, journalism is a calling. This is because journalists are given the privilege to capture real moments in life, shed light and watch them illuminate and change countless lives. The call to journalism is fresh ...

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 ...

Still living in fear in the Congo

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Displacement, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_6989" align="alignnone" width="554" caption="Single mother with her children in North Kivu. Some villages in North Kivu have reported a cessation of violence and extortion since the defeat of M23, but for many mothers whose husbands escaped to avoid forced ...

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 ...