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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 ...

Abakore solar powered water pumps: An improved way of delivering water in Wajir County

Monday, February 17th, 2014 Posted in Drought, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Kenya, Water/sanitation | 1 Comment »

“Previously we used 80 litres of diesel to run the generator at this borehole and that cost us 10,000 ksh per day, but today with the solar water pumps,its virtually free!”   - Adan Q Yussuf, Chairperson Abakore Water Users Association.” For ...

So close and yet so far: What does having the largest underground water reserves in Kenya really mean for the people of Turkana?

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Governance, Kenya, Land, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

In September 2013, UNESCO and the Government of Kenya announced the discovery of massive groundwater reserves under Turkana, Kenya.1 This arid and semi arid county in the far [caption id="attachment_6982" align="alignright" width="510" caption="A pastoralist herding his goats, Turkana North"][/caption]

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 ...

Travel Through Somaliland

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

I travelled to Somaliland with a production team to shoot a documentary showcasing the achievements of Candlelight programmes in Somaliland. Candlelight for Health, Education and Environment was founded in 1995 to support marginalized people and communities in Somaliland. In partnership ...

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 ...