Archive for the ‘Issues’ Category

Oxfam partner SONYO meets Obama’s African Affairs Advisor at White House

Monday, April 14th, 2014 Posted in Governance, Peacebuilding, Somalia | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7189" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Meeting was held at the White House (Photo: USG)"][/caption] Oxfam partner SONYO (Somaliland National Youth Organisation) has announced that their Executive Director, Saeed M. Ahmed, has recently met with US officials at the White House in Washington, ...

Press Release – Contaminated water a grave threat to Somalis

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 Posted in Displacement, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7183" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="More clean water and improved sanitation are urgently needed."][/caption] As “World Water Day” is marked this month with events around the world, today millions of Somalis remain in danger by simply taking a drink of water. Contaminated ...

South Sudanese refugees benefit from computer training

Friday, March 14th, 2014 Posted in Displacement, Education, Humanitarian assistance, South Sudan, Uganda | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7174" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Ruben focuses on a computer screen in Dzaipi."][/caption] Ruben Ngong Guet has the same likes and dreams as many average teenagers. An 18 year old student, he wants to become a doctor someday. He enjoys computers. He ...

Celebrating our “Humming birds”; Susan Akol, PHP Assistant, Mingkamen

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 Posted in Displacement, Gender, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Susan Akol, a public health promotion assistant for Oxfam and one of the only women in a team delivering water, hygiene and sanitation services in Mingkamen, Awerial County. Photo: Aimee Brown/Oxfam I am a public health promotion assistant and we have three ...

International Women’s Day; Celebrating our “Humming Birds” across our region

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Burundi, Conflict, Countries, DR Congo, Drought, Education, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Food security, GROW campaign, Gender, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, ICT 4 Development, Kenya, Land, Pan Africa, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

To mark International Women's Day in HECA. We are celebrating all things women for the next 10 days. Women who have inspired our work in their own special way...women doing small things for a bigger impact within and for their ...

Women in Somalia; challenges and changes

Friday, March 7th, 2014 Posted in Gender, Somalia, Women's rights | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7118" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Conditions are still difficult for many women throughout Somalia."] [/caption] Somalia has gathered headlines over the years as a difficult place for women to live, due to continuing food shortages and ongoing insecurity throughout the country. But the ...

Fleeing and forgotten – South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 Posted in Displacement, Humanitarian assistance, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Uganda | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7105" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Shelter is an urgent need for new South Sudanese refugees arriving in northern Uganda. This family sleeps under the blanket covered frame behind them. Oxfam/Geno Teofilo"][/caption] Blog post by Oxfam media officer Geno Teofilo on ...

A critical look at aid in the South Sudan crisis

Monday, February 24th, 2014 Posted in Gender, Humanitarian assistance, Photos, South Sudan, Uganda, Women's rights | No Comments »

Blog post by Oxfam Novib Executive Director Farah Karimi on her visit to South Sudanese refugee centres in northern Uganda: Again, when I touch the sensitive subject of security, all I see is discomfort and eyes wandering off to avoid mine. ...

Who will protect?

Friday, February 21st, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan | No Comments »

On Tuesday morning we received bad news from Malakal. The Oxfam team there reported heavy military attacks on the capital of Upper Nile State. Our colleagues, who were working on health promotion with the people living in the UN Compound, ...

South Sudan: Signs of hope amongst the violence

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7069" align="alignnone" width="572" caption="Oxfam staffer Susan Akol helps to ensure water, hygiene and sanitation messages are delivered to those living in Minkaman, Awerial County. Photo: Aimee Brown/Oxfam. "][/caption] “Even if peace would come, we cannot return home. We are not ...