Archive for the ‘Issues’ Category

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...