Archive for the ‘Rwanda’ Category

Preventing Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Conflict: Are the existing frameworks adequate?

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 Posted in Burundi, Conflict, DR Congo, Gender, Governance, Kenya, Pan Africa, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Women's rights | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7493" align="alignleft" width="573" caption="South Kivu, DRC: Farming is this young mother’s primary source of income. But because of the threat of sexual violence, working in the fields has become so dangerous for women in this area that community members ...

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 ...

‘Achieving resilience through holistic programming from humanitarian to long term approaches.’

Friday, November 8th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, DR Congo, Drought, Ethiopia, Food security, GROW campaign, Kenya, Land, Pan Africa, Photos, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Following the successful joint Food Security and Livelihoods workshop in December 2012, and numerous Markets and Private Sector events held over the past two years, this year’s workshop will be cross-programme and cross affiliate. It will bring together themes from fundraising ...

Helping Rwandan women’s thriving pineapple businesses

Thursday, March 7th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Food security, Rwanda, Women's rights | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_5875" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Uwamwezi solar drying her pineapples"][/caption] An Oxfam project in Rwanda is helping entrepreneurial rural women get access to the techniques, markets and technology they need to set up thriving pineapple businesses. Women ...

2012- Our year in pictures

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 Posted in DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Photos, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania | No Comments »

As 2012 ends, a look back at some of the events that have shaped our work in the region over the past 12 months - from ongoing emergencies in South Sudan and DRC, to working with amazing women food producers ...

A refugee camp in the country of a thousand hills

Thursday, October 18th, 2012 Posted in DR Congo, Refugees/IDPs, Rwanda | 1 Comment »

[caption id="attachment_5318" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Kigeme refugee camp"][/caption] Rwanda is famous as the country of a thousand hills, but arriving in Kigeme I wasn’t quite prepared for what that meant for a refugee camp hosting more than 14,000 people. To say the camp ...

In pictures: Congolese refugees in Rwanda

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 Posted in DR Congo, Rwanda | No Comments »

Around 14,000 refugees now shelter in Kigeme camp in southern Rwanda, after they fled the recent surge in violence in eastern DRC. Oxfam is responding in Kigeme to provide clean water, improve sanitation and promote good public health: ...

Crisis in the Great Lakes – an update

Saturday, September 15th, 2012 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Refugees/IDPs, Rwanda, Uganda | No Comments »

In the past few months, a surge in violence in eastern DRC has forced nearly half a million people from their homes, with severe humanitarian consequences across the region. Civilians face killings, forced recruitment, extortion, pillaging and sexual violence at ...

The growing crisis in the Great Lakes

Monday, August 27th, 2012 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Refugees/IDPs, Rwanda, Uganda | Comments Off

More people are displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) right now than at any time over the past three years, and tens of thousands more people have fled to neighbouring countries. Oxfam’s Policy Advisor in DRC, Samuel Dixon, ...

Oxfam responds, as Congo refugees continue to arrive in Rwanda

Monday, June 25th, 2012 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Refugees/IDPs, Rwanda | 1 Comment »

The recent surge in fighting in the Kivu region of eastern DRC, between various rebel factions, army mutineers and the national army, has caused hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. While most are displaced within DRC, more ...