Archive for the ‘Issues’ 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, ...

“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

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 ...

Women in Turkana celebrate their individuality, culture successes and the journey ahead!

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 Posted in Gender, Kenya, Women's rights | No Comments »

Written by Roxanne Abdulali, Arid Lands Programme Manager [caption id="attachment_7822" align="alignright" width="300" caption="IWD celebrations in Turkana County"][/caption] During the celebrations of International Women’s Day on 8th March, I had an exciting week of meeting incredible women from Turkana County. I was making ...

Kaydinta biyaha si loo sugo mustaqbalka Xadka Somaliland-Ethiopia”

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 Posted in Agriculture, Drought, Ethiopia, Food security, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7802" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Dumar badan waxay ku tahay socod dheer oo daal badan keliya inay biyo nadiif ah u helaan qoysaskooda "][/caption] “Halkii Dhibic Kastaa Tirsanayd”

Saving Water to Secure the Future on the Somaliland-Ethiopia border

Friday, March 20th, 2015 Posted in Agriculture, Drought, Ethiopia, Food security, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7793" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="For many women it can be a long tiring walk just to find clean water for their families. Photo Pablo Tosco/Oxfam"][/caption] Water is life. Water is on everyone’s mind, and as we observe World Water Day on ...

Securing women’s land rights, Gongoni Village, Tanzania

Friday, March 13th, 2015 Posted in Agriculture, Food security, GROW campaign, Gender, Governance, Land, Tanzania, Women's rights | No Comments »

Hot tea, no milk, but a bit of ginger and other spice to add flavour, a large chapatti; this was my breakfast in the village of Gongoni on 4th March. I was sitting under a grass roof supported on a ...