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Direct Response: Addressing The Needs in Somalia

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

Situation in brief

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 European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO). Farmers received seeds and farming tools, and benefitted from rehabilitated river embankments adjacent to farming fields. Agriculture plays a crucial ...

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 ...

The Bay of Lions

Friday, November 15th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Climate change, Conflict, Countries, Drought, Education, Governance, Land, Peacebuilding, Photos, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

The mountain of Ga’an Libah, which means ‘Bay of Lions’, is a highland area that was once known for its juniper forests, bountiful wildlife, and spectacular scenery. It is strategically located between three main urban centers: the capital Hargeisa, Berbera ...

Mitigating the Effects of Drought in Somaliland – Documentary

Friday, November 15th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Climate change, Conflict, Countries, Drought, Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Land, Peacebuilding, Photos, Somalia, Video, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

Overlooking the Somaliland landscape years ago, one could see patches of green in a vast dry land, with hints of seasonal water courses, where rivers once were. Just like the vast land in need of rain, developmental needs here were ...

Oxfam in Ethiopia: Working together for a future without poverty

Friday, November 8th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Climate change, Drought, Education, Ethiopia, Food security, GROW campaign, Gender, Governance, Health, ICT 4 Development, Land, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

Oxfam has been working in Ethiopia for over 30 years, supporting communities with long-term development and responding to humanitarian crises. One of Africa’s largest nations, Ethiopia is also one of its poorest and faces frequent shocks such as drought. Working ...

Oxfam in Somalia Update October 2013

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Conflict, Countries, Drought, Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Issues, Peacebuilding, Somalia, Uncategorized, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

Key Humanitarian Developments [caption id="attachment_6632" align="aligncenter" width="496" caption="A young boy picking a pomegranate fruit."][/caption] • A joint report by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit for Somalia released on 3 September indicates an estimated 870,000 people will be in need of ...

Hope for the next harvest in Somalia

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Drought, Food security, Issues, Land, Multimedia, Photos, Somalia, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Agriculture plays a crucial role in life. It not only provides us with food, but also employment opportunities. It feeds us, as well as our economy and is fuelled by innovation and ingenuity. In 2011 and 2012 agricultural communities ...