Archive for the ‘DR Congo’ 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 ...

Another World Refugee day, sadly the numbers of those displaced keep growing

Friday, June 20th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Displacement, Drought, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Pan Africa, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7257" align="alignnone" width="553" caption="Digging an access road in Simbili settlement,Rhino camp,Arua. Oxfam is providing short-term employment to both refugees and host communities to help ensure that refugees can earn small amounts of money to meet basic needs. Oxfam’s ...

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 ...

From Goma to Addis Ababa for the 22nd African Union Summit and the launch of Oxfam’s latest protection report.

Monday, February 17th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Displacement, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Land, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

“I set out from Goma, in eastern Congo, with Oxfam partners Eudoxie Nziavake and Jean-Pierre Baludi for the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. It wasn’t a promising start to our journey. The road that traces the hills between the Congolese border ...

Still living in fear in the Congo

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Displacement, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_6989" align="alignnone" width="554" caption="Single mother with her children in North Kivu. Some villages in North Kivu have reported a cessation of violence and extortion since the defeat of M23, but for many mothers whose husbands escaped to avoid forced ...

‘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 ...

Voices from Africa: the African Union at 50

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Governance, Pan Africa, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan | No Comments »

I recently spent three days in Africa’s capital, Addis Ababa, the seat of the African Union. During this time, there was a flurry of activity in the margins of the AU summit but I found my own space ...

Governments sign historic global treaty to regulate the $85bn arms trade

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 Posted in Arms Trade, DR Congo, Pan Africa, South Sudan | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_6329" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Armed teenage cattle herder in West Pokot, Kenya"][/caption] History will be made today at the United Nations as many governments sign an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) designed to protect millions living in daily fear of armed ...

Another view of Goma

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_6319" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Children collect water from Lake Kivu"][/caption] On your “live an amazing life” bucket list I highly recommend adding “take the boat taxi across Lake Kivu from Goma to Bukavu.” It’s a high-speed dart across a ...

50 years, 50 voices

Monday, May 27th, 2013 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Governance, Pan Africa, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan | No Comments »

This month we celebrate 50 years of African unity. We asked 50 people in five countries affected by conflict - DR Congo, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan and ...