Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Water, a five letter word that means so much more in Mogadishu

Friday, July 24th, 2015 Posted in Health, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_8050" align="alignleft" width="214" caption="A boy fetching water at the IDP camp"][/caption] When we say the word water it seems to be just a five letter word but these five letters mean lives and livelihoods.  Each year millions of people die ...

Not yet Freedom: Reflections of what Independence day means to me as a South Sudanese.

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Conflict, Displacement, Drought, Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Uncategorized, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_8035" align="alignleft" width="563" caption="In Juba, over 28,000 people are sheltered in the UN Base after fleeing their homes when the conflict started in December 2015. Many have become volunteer teachers to the many children who now have no access ...

Somali returnees from Yemen – survivors of a conflict that needs to end

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Food security, Gender, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_8012" align="alignnone" width="504" caption="Matiha lining up to be registered in Bosaso "][/caption] Blog by Nimo Jirdeh, Oxfam Somalia Policy and Advocacy Adviser

Disease hits Burundi refugee community seeking safety on the shores of Lake Tanganyika

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 Posted in Burundi, Conflict, DR Congo, Displacement, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Photos, Refugees/IDPs, Rwanda, Tanzania, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7956" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="There's no adequate clean water on Kagunga beach, and many are reporting sickness. Sick refugees receive basic medical attention on the boat to Kigoma. Photo: Oxfam/James Akena"][/caption] Overcrowding on the thin strip of rocky beach at Kagunga, ...

Kaydinta biyaha si loo sugo mustaqbalka Xadka Somaliland-Ethiopia”

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 Posted in Agriculture, Drought, Ethiopia, Food security, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7802" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Dumar badan waxay ku tahay socod dheer oo daal badan keliya inay biyo nadiif ah u helaan qoysaskooda "][/caption] “Halkii Dhibic Kastaa Tirsanayd”

Saving Water to Secure the Future on the Somaliland-Ethiopia border

Friday, March 20th, 2015 Posted in Agriculture, Drought, Ethiopia, Food security, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7793" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="For many women it can be a long tiring walk just to find clean water for their families. Photo Pablo Tosco/Oxfam"][/caption] Water is life. Water is on everyone’s mind, and as we observe World Water Day on ...

Women and financial inclusion in Somalia

Friday, March 6th, 2015 Posted in Education, Food security, Gender, Health, Somalia | No Comments »

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A lifeline for Somali families is hanging by a thread

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 Posted in Aid, Food security, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia | No Comments »

Degan Ali, Executive Director Adeso and Ed Pomfret, Somalia campaigns and policy manager Oxfam At a time where ‘resilience’ seems to be the new buzzword on the tip of everyone’s tongue, one of Somalia’s most resilient systems – remittances – is ...

“For me and my family, life has changed”, says Zahra

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 Posted in Drought, Health, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Zahra Abdi – a mother of five children has been living in Horseed IDP settlement of Hodan district in Mogadishu for last three years. “In the beginning here in Horseed IDP camp of Hodan district in Mogadishu, I remember facing a ...

The Eye Opener: Hope in the land of Somalis

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 Posted in Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Today – August 19th – is World Humanitarian Day. The United Nations designated it in memory of the bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad in 2003 in which 22 people died. It is now the one day of the ...