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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.

“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 ...

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

Preventing Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Conflict: Are the existing frameworks adequate?

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 Posted in Burundi, Conflict, DR Congo, Gender, Governance, Kenya, Pan Africa, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Women's rights | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7493" align="alignleft" width="573" caption="South Kivu, DRC: Farming is this young mother’s primary source of income. But because of the threat of sexual violence, working in the fields has become so dangerous for women in this area that community members ...

Press Release: A Call to Action against Rising Cases of Gender Based Violence in Kenya

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 Posted in Gender, Governance, Kenya, Press release, Women's rights | No Comments »

Oxfam adds its voice to the campaign on violence against women Background November 2014 saw violence against women rise to an alarming level with at least five reported cases across the country. These five women have been stripped off naked ...

Fartuun Adan of Oxfam partner Elman Peace & Human Rights Centre wins award

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Gender, Somalia, Women's rights | No Comments »

Award to be presented on 4 December in Berlin by Germany's Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid [caption id="attachment_7478" align="alignleft" width="214" caption="Fartuun Adan of the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre"][/caption]

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 ...