Archive for the ‘Kenya’ Category

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 ...

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 ...

So close and yet so far: What does having the largest underground water reserves in Kenya really mean for the people of Turkana?

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Governance, Kenya, Land, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

In September 2013, UNESCO and the Government of Kenya announced the discovery of massive groundwater reserves under Turkana, Kenya.1 This arid and semi arid county in the far [caption id="attachment_6982" align="alignright" width="510" caption="A pastoralist herding his goats, Turkana North"][/caption]

‘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 ...

Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) – Changing behaviour to reduce illness

Monday, July 8th, 2013 Posted in Health, Kenya, Uncategorized, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

A “Knowledge, Attitude & Practice” (KAP) survey in Turkana in March 2012 showed only 17% of people have access to latrines and open defecation is common. Only 9% of people wash their hands after defecating and interestingly more people wash ...

Scandal of land grabs and tax dodging continues at expense of the world’s poor – G8 leaders must act

Monday, June 17th, 2013 Posted in Aid, Kenya, Land, Pan Africa, Tanzania | No Comments »

Money flowing illicitly into tax havens could pay entire education budget of Kenya and Tanzania [caption id="attachment_6372" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Pupils at school in northern Tanzania"][/caption] During the two days of the G8 Summit, which starts today, $2.2 billion in illicit flows will ...

Food prices squeezing poor people and driving social change by stealth

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 Posted in Ethiopia, Food security, Kenya, Photos, Press release | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_6271" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Domianah Mwikali struggles with high food prices in Mukuru, Nairobi"][/caption] A new era of high and volatile food prices goes beyond affecting what people can afford to eat and is causing life-changing shifts in society, experts warn ...

Cash not food – giving poor people choices

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 Posted in Aid, Kenya, Pan Africa | No Comments »

Just because someone is poor doesn't mean they should not be treated with dignity. And just because someone is hungry doesn't mean that food aid is the best thing to give them. Food aid can save lives - but too ...

Citizens and candidates debate ahead of Kenya elections

Friday, March 1st, 2013 Posted in Governance, Kenya | No Comments »

In a few days time Kenya holds its national elections, and a lot has been done to increase dialogue between citizens and aspiring leaders. The country recently held its first ever live televised Presidential debates, and Oxfam and local partner ...

In Turkana, things are changing

Monday, February 11th, 2013 Posted in Kenya | No Comments »

Confronted by multiple challenges and long-term marginalisation, people in Turkana are not just waiting for the government and NGOs – they are taking charge of their lives. They say necessity is a mother of invention and that human beings faced with ...