Archive for the ‘Conflict’ 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, ...

South Sudan is a land of plenty. So why are 2.5 million of its people going hungry?

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Photos, South Sudan | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7869" align="aligncenter" width="502" caption="It was a pleasure to photograph these three women, who were waiting in line at a food distribution in Jonglei, South Sudan. We had a good laugh about my awkward attempts to communicate. Like many parts ...

South Sudanese families being pushed to the brink – Press Release

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 Posted in Conflict, Food security, Humanitarian assistance, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7892" align="alignnone" width="522" caption="In South Sudan, many have exhausted their food stocks, been displaced from their homes and missed opportunities to plant and farm. "][/caption] Press Release

Pushed beyond breaking point: communities in South Sudan’s north facing second year of hunger and isolation due to conflict

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Drought, Food security, South Sudan | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7876" align="alignnone" width="504" caption="Nyamor Nwat, 40, feeds her extended family on one bucket of millet a day. But that will soon run out, forcing them to survive by eating grass and leaves. Photo: Aimee Brown/Oxfam"][/caption] By Aimee Brown, ...

Life in a conflict zone: why the South Sudanese are longing for peace

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Displacement, Food security, Humanitarian assistance, South Sudan | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7883" align="alignnone" width="419" caption="A group of South Sudanese people gather at an Oxfam food distribution site and share stories with Oxfam America President Ray Offenheiser describing what it was like to flee their homes. Photo: Vanessa Parra / Oxfam ...

Make it Happen – celebrating women in South Sudan

Friday, March 6th, 2015 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Food security, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, South Sudan, Women's rights | No Comments »

Women in South Sudan are resilient, empowered change-makers: they are farmers, journalists, youth leaders, teachers, poets. They support each other, their families and their communities. In a country at war, women have become the backbone of their communities. To mark this ...

Women Making it Happen in South Sudan – Stella’s Story

Friday, March 6th, 2015 Posted in Conflict, Food security, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, South Sudan | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7726" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="Stella Gitano at Juba University. Photo: Andrea Campeanu. "][/caption] “I hope that I don’t continue writing about war and destruction. I want peace to come so that I can write about the experiences of individuals, who ...

Safe spaces to heal – supporting women in South Sudan

Friday, March 6th, 2015 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Photos, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Women's rights | No Comments »

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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 ...