Archive for the ‘Somalia’ Category

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 ...

Cutting off the Somali Lifeline, a heated debate in Somaliland

Monday, February 16th, 2015 Posted in Food security, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia | No Comments »

by Abdikadir D. Askar, Communications Officer, Oxfam-Somaliland [caption id="attachment_7622" align="alignleft" width="576" caption="Farhan Jama, a shopkeeper in Hargeisa says losing remittances would have a negative impact on his life. Photo: NAGAAD"][/caption]

Youth making a difference in Wabaado village

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 Posted in Agriculture, Ethiopia, Food security, Somalia | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7579" align="aligncenter" width="559" caption="Young Ugbad Abdi Dirie in her village"][/caption] Whenever one visits the Daroor District on the border of Ethiopia and Somaliland, you cannot help but admire the zeal and determination portrayed by the youth of Wabaado village.

“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 ...

On my 4 years of Somalia…

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia | No Comments »

Before departing, an Oxfam media staffer reflects on his Somalia experiences

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 ...

Fartuun Adan of Oxfam partner Elman Peace & Human Rights Centre wins award

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Gender, Somalia, Women's rights | No Comments »

Award to be presented on 4 December in Berlin by Germany's Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid [caption id="attachment_7478" align="alignleft" width="214" caption="Fartuun Adan of the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre"][/caption]

Somalia: End the cycle of drought through agricultural development

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Food security, Somalia, Uncategorized | No Comments »

In Somalia, for generations the agricultural sector has played a significant role in the national economy, it remains second to the livestock sector in terms of GDP. On 15th October, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Federal Government of Somalia in ...

Looking back at the Hargeisa International Book Fair

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 Posted in Education, Somalia, Uncategorized | No Comments »

by Josephine Wambui, Oxfam [caption id="attachment_7424" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Jama Muse, Director of Redsea Foundation & famous Somali poet Hadrawi"][/caption] The Hargeisa International Book Fair is an annual event organized and supported by the Redsea Cultural Foundation (RCF). This is the seventh year ...

Built to last: Oxfam water projects

Monday, September 29th, 2014 Posted in Aid, Drought, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7407" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Since this dam was built by Oxfam and HAVOYOCO, girls from Laaye collect water here every day."][/caption] Is this a dam, or is it a reservoir? Or is it a pond?