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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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

Gender Festival in Tanzania Celebrates Feminist Struggles and Plans for More

Monday, September 16th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Food security, GROW campaign, Gender, Governance, Land, Tanzania, Women's rights | No Comments »

Marc Wegerif, Economic Justice Campaign Manager attended this year's festival and files the following story. The morning started before the sun was hot, with music, songs and dancing in a space surrounded by tents steadily filling up. More than a thousand ...

Helena Christensen: What I learnt from women in Kenya

Thursday, March 8th, 2012 Posted in Climate change, GROW campaign, Kenya | No Comments »

I have just returned from my third trip with Oxfam. This time we visited Kenya, where I met Elisabeth and Josephine. Elisabeth lives in rural Turkana, in the north of Kenya – one of the many regions in the Horn ...

Tanzania’s Female Food Heroes

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 Posted in GROW campaign, Tanzania, Video, Women's rights | 1 Comment »

There were over 6000 applications for the prize of Mama Shujaa Wa Chakula - Tanzania's "Female Food Hero," a competition to recognise and celebrate the achievements of female food producers across the country. 11 finalists were chosen for their ...

Uganda land dispute update: Some good news

Monday, January 23rd, 2012 Posted in GROW campaign, Press release, Uganda | 2 Comments »

A few months ago an Oxfam report in Uganda found that over 20,000 people were evicted from their land to make way for a UK-licenced tree-planting company. Now the Office of the Compliance Adviser/Ombudsman (CAO) - which handles complaints from ...

Documentary: Africa’s last famine?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 Posted in Agriculture, Drought, Ethiopia, GROW campaign, Video | No Comments »

Oxfam America and independent broadcaster Link TV have teamed up to make this new documentary investigating solutions to famine and chronic hunger around the world. East Africa is currently suffering from one of the worst food crises in recent history ...

Urgent: Stop intimidation of evicted Ugandan community

Friday, October 14th, 2011 Posted in GROW campaign, Land, Uganda | 1 Comment »

There have been serious developments since we launched our land grabs report into evictions, some violent, in Uganda, where at least 22,500 people lost their homes and land and many have been left destitute. In the past ...

Uganda “land grab” update – concerns grow over investigation

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 Posted in GROW campaign, Land, Uganda | No Comments »

Investigation into Uganda “land grab” must be genuinely independent and transparent Oxfam concern that company continues to dismiss people’s allegations of abuse Oxfam welcomes the World Bank’s call that UK-based New Forests Company (NFC) must open up to a full investigation ...