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Built to last: Oxfam water projects

Monday, September 29th, 2014 Posted in Aid, Drought, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7407" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Since this dam was built by Oxfam and HAVOYOCO, girls from Laaye collect water here every day."][/caption] Is this a dam, or is it a reservoir? Or is it a pond?

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 ...

Solar Solutions in Somalia

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Drought, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Sustainable Solutions – Supplying water using solar powered pumps in Afgooye Water is life. In Afgooye town, this couldn't be more true. Over 20,000 people call this town home but still bear the burden of travelling long distances to buy ...

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 ...

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]

Press Release – Three years since Somalia famine, aid agencies fear high risk of relapse

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Press release, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

It took 16 warnings for the international community to respond to the last catastrophe; lessons must be learnt from past to avert another crisis in the Horn of Africa.