Archive for the ‘Issues’ Category

Somali Solutions: ‘Creating Conditions for a Gender-Just Peace’

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Gender, Land, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Women's rights | No Comments »

By Dr. Siham Rayale [caption id="attachment_8121" align="alignnone" width="452" caption="Dr. Siham (far left) with panel members Annab, Nimo and Nafisa during launch of Somali Solutions Report. Photo: Alexandra Chege"][/caption] On 4 August 2015 we were given an extraordinary opportunity to speak to a ...

Inspiring the World’s Humanity by Working with National Actors in Somalia

Monday, August 17th, 2015 Posted in Food security, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

by Elizabeth Myendo, Training and Capacity Building Officer, Oxfam Somalia [caption id="attachment_8068" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Local people know the best way to deliver humanitarian aid Photo: Petterik Weggers/Oxfam"][/caption]

Water, a five letter word that means so much more in Mogadishu

Friday, July 24th, 2015 Posted in Health, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_8050" align="alignleft" width="214" caption="A boy fetching water at the IDP camp"][/caption] When we say the word water it seems to be just a five letter word but these five letters mean lives and livelihoods.  Each year millions of people die ...

Not yet Freedom: Reflections of what Independence day means to me as a South Sudanese.

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Conflict, Displacement, Drought, Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Uncategorized, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_8035" align="alignleft" width="563" caption="In Juba, over 28,000 people are sheltered in the UN Base after fleeing their homes when the conflict started in December 2015. Many have become volunteer teachers to the many children who now have no access ...

Somali returnees from Yemen – survivors of a conflict that needs to end

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Food security, Gender, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_8012" align="alignnone" width="504" caption="Matiha lining up to be registered in Bosaso "][/caption] Blog by Nimo Jirdeh, Oxfam Somalia Policy and Advocacy Adviser

Clean water – new hope in a Somali village

Monday, June 8th, 2015 Posted in Drought, Food security, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia, Uncategorized, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7991" align="alignnone" width="458" caption="Abdi Ahmed Jamaa and his son collecting water for their animals from a rehabilitated barkard. Photo by TARDO/Oxfam"][/caption] Access to clean and safe water is difficult in Bowdha Dogore village in Adado district, Somalia, where Abdi Ahmed ...

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, ...

“It’s time for Women’s Power to Stop War!” – My take from the WILPF 2015 Conference

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 Posted in Gender, Governance, Peacebuilding, Somalia, Uncategorized, Women's rights | No Comments »

By Josephine Wambui [caption id="attachment_7943" align="alignnone" width="573" caption="Participants following a presentation during the conference. Photo by Mir Grebäck von Melen "][/caption] 100 years ago in April, over 1300 women came together in the Hague to protest the 1st World War. These were ...

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