Archive for the ‘Displacement’ Category

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 ...

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 ...

Fleeing and forgotten – South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 Posted in Displacement, Humanitarian assistance, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Uganda | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7105" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Shelter is an urgent need for new South Sudanese refugees arriving in northern Uganda. This family sleeps under the blanket covered frame behind them. Oxfam/Geno Teofilo"][/caption] Blog post by Oxfam media officer Geno Teofilo on ...

Who will protect?

Friday, February 21st, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan | No Comments »

On Tuesday morning we received bad news from Malakal. The Oxfam team there reported heavy military attacks on the capital of Upper Nile State. Our colleagues, who were working on health promotion with the people living in the UN Compound, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Journalism with a Purpose

Monday, February 17th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Education, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia | No Comments »

Garowe, Puntland To Mohammed Somane Omar, journalism is a calling. This is because journalists are given the privilege to capture real moments in life, shed light and watch them illuminate and change countless lives. The call to journalism is fresh ...

A Lesson from Deng Bol – South Sudanese refugee.

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Education, Humanitarian assistance, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Uganda, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Last week when I arrived in Arua and Adjumani I was shocked. The two northern Uganda districts have, since December, taken in more than 60,000 South Sudanese who have sought refuge from the deplorable violence in their home country. What jolted ...

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 ...