Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

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 ...

Solar Solutions in Somalia

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Drought, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Sustainable Solutions – Supplying water using solar powered pumps in Afgooye Water is life. In Afgooye town, this couldn’t be truer. Over 20,000 people call this town home but still bear the burden of travelling long distances to buy water ...

Changing lives in Kismayo

Monday, August 11th, 2014 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Countries, Displacement, Drought, Education, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Issues, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

In the rural parts of Kismayo District, the main source of water is open shallow wells. For a long time, these water sources were left open with minimal management to ensure optimal use. With most of them silted up, most ...

Early warnings need to result in early action in Somalia

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 Posted in Aid, Climate change, Conflict, Drought, Education, Food security, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

Eight warnings of catastrophe so far [caption id="attachment_7297" align="aligncenter" width="568" caption=" Pastoralists suffer shortage of water and are worried that they will loose many cattle because of drought."][/caption]

Preventing a crisis in Somalia becoming a catastrophe

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7197" align="alignnone" width="569" caption="Babies in Somalia are at the highest risk of dying on their day of birth worldwide. Photo: Oxfam"][/caption] 2.9 million Somalis are in humanitarian need while the world looks the other way

Press Release – Contaminated water a grave threat to Somalis

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 Posted in Displacement, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7183" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="More clean water and improved sanitation are urgently needed."][/caption] As “World Water Day” is marked this month with events around the world, today millions of Somalis remain in danger by simply taking a drink of water. Contaminated ...

Celebrating our “Humming birds”; Susan Akol, PHP Assistant, Mingkamen

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 Posted in Displacement, Gender, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Susan Akol, a public health promotion assistant for Oxfam and one of the only women in a team delivering water, hygiene and sanitation services in Mingkamen, Awerial County. Photo: Aimee Brown/Oxfam I am a public health promotion assistant and we have three ...

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 ...

South Sudan: Signs of hope amongst the violence

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7069" align="alignnone" width="572" caption="Oxfam staffer Susan Akol helps to ensure water, hygiene and sanitation messages are delivered to those living in Minkaman, Awerial County. Photo: Aimee Brown/Oxfam. "][/caption] “Even if peace would come, we cannot return home. We are not ...

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 ...