Archive for the ‘South Sudan’ Category

Direct Action – Oxfam’s response in Minkaman, South Sudan

Sunday, February 15th, 2015 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Displacement, Food security, Gender, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Land, Photos, South Sudan, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Words and Pictures: Emma Jane Drew [caption id="attachment_7698" align="aligncenter" width="407" caption="Minkaman in March 2014, two months after the crisis started. "][/caption] “When I first came to Minkaman a year ago, it was a very sad and sombre picture of shocked people. No ...

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 ...

Making a Difference in South Sudan

Monday, June 23rd, 2014 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Displacement, Food security, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

“I enjoy my work because I can see that it makes a real difference to people here.” Simon is a man of many words. He has a loud voice, a big smile, and an even bigger heart. He exudes joy ...

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 ...

FOOTBALL FOR PEACE

Friday, June 20th, 2014 Posted in Displacement, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Uganda | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7249" align="alignright" width="376" caption="Members of BENIFA FC before a friendly match at Ocea football pitch, Arua. Refugee youths have taken to football as tool for peace and healing."][/caption] As 32 countries compete for the World Cup title in Brazil, a ...

My Children are my strength

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Education, Food security, Humanitarian assistance, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Uganda, Uncategorized | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7208" align="alignright" width="370" caption="Nyakuoth with her 5 children and 2 others that she takes care of in Agulupi settlement. Photo: Francis Yikii/CEFORD"][/caption] Last December, Nyakuoth Kuony was living happily in Unity, South Sudan, with her husband and five children. At ...

It’s all about balance: Making ends meet in South Sudan

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Displacement, Food security, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, South Sudan, Uncategorized, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

‘My only hope is to go back home to Unity where we’re from and where my husband is. I will feel the safest there.’ Nyoruop is balancing a large sisal sack on her head. It contains grain that will feed her ...

Rhoda’s Changing Dynamics

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Food security, Gender, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Photos, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

The entrance to UN House is a stretch of dirt road, straddled on each side by makeshift shops and restaurants. The air is filled with the mixed sounds of heated conversation, eclectic music and sporadic laughter. If you close your ...

South Sudanese refugees benefit from computer training

Friday, March 14th, 2014 Posted in Displacement, Education, Humanitarian assistance, South Sudan, Uganda | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7174" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Ruben focuses on a computer screen in Dzaipi."][/caption] Ruben Ngong Guet has the same likes and dreams as many average teenagers. An 18 year old student, he wants to become a doctor someday. He enjoys computers. He ...

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 ...