Archive for the ‘Photos’ Category

Direct Action – Oxfam’s response in Minkaman, South Sudan

Sunday, February 15th, 2015 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Displacement, Food security, Gender, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Land, Photos, South Sudan, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Words and Pictures: Emma Jane Drew [caption id="attachment_7698" align="aligncenter" width="407" caption="Minkaman in March 2014, two months after the crisis started. "][/caption] “When I first came to Minkaman a year ago, it was a very sad and sombre picture of shocked people. No ...

First Catch: Strengthening Fisheries and Coastal Management in Puntland

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Drought, Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Issues, Peacebuilding, Photos, Somalia, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Fishing in Puntland [caption id="attachment_7240" align="alignleft" width="491" caption="Fishermen preparing their boats for fishing."][/caption] Puntland boasts an expansive 1,600 km coastline along the Indian Ocean. Its waters are home to some of the richest fishing grounds in Africa and present considerable potential ...

Learning across generations: Moonlight training Centre in Boroma

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 Posted in Displacement, Education, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Photos, Somalia | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7220" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Safia Abdi Nuur"][/caption] Safia Abndi Nuur is a mother of eight children. She was born in Hargeisa and is one of four children. When she was young, some of her brothers and sisters were privileged to attend ...

Rhoda’s Changing Dynamics

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Food security, Gender, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Photos, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

The entrance to UN House is a stretch of dirt road, straddled on each side by makeshift shops and restaurants. The air is filled with the mixed sounds of heated conversation, eclectic music and sporadic laughter. If you close your ...

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. ...

Somali Voices – Views from Lower Juba

Monday, December 16th, 2013 Posted in Food security, Gender, Governance, Photos, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | 1 Comment »

[caption id="attachment_6942" align="alignright" width="235" caption="Muhumed watching his cattle drink water at a water point in Dhobley"][/caption] The political progress in Somalia has inspired confidence and hope among many Somali people for the years to come, but there are enormous institutional, political, ...

In Our Words – Voices from Lower Shebelle

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Climate change, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Peacebuilding, Photos, Somalia, Uncategorized, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

What it’s all about Lower Shebelle region in Somalia is named after the Shebelle River which passes through it. It is ideal for farming as it contains fertile agricultural land and is located in the highland areas which enjoy longer farming ...

Right Direction – The Journey to sustainable support in Somalia

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Climate change, Conflict, Countries, Displacement, Drought, Education, Food security, Multimedia, Peacebuilding, Photos, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

The journey has begun

Farming Support in Lower and Middle Juba

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Conflict, Countries, Drought, Education, Food security, Land, Photos, Somalia | No Comments »

Oxfam and local partner WASDA supported local farmers in Jilib with funding from the European Commission of  Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO). Farmers received seeds and farming tools, and benefitted from rehabilitated river embankments adjacent to farming fields. Agriculture plays ...

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Support in Lower and Middle Juba

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Countries, Displacement, Drought, Photos, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Access to safe water is a problem in Lower and Middle Juba, with dependence on water pans, shallow wells and sparsely distributed boreholes. It’s estimated that less than 20 percent of the population have access to clean water and less ...