Archive for the ‘Sudan’ 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 ...

‘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 ...

Voices from Africa: the African Union at 50

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Governance, Pan Africa, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan | No Comments »

I recently spent three days in Africa’s capital, Addis Ababa, the seat of the African Union. During this time, there was a flurry of activity in the margins of the AU summit but I found my own space ...

50 years, 50 voices

Monday, May 27th, 2013 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Governance, Pan Africa, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan | No Comments »

This month we celebrate 50 years of African unity. We asked 50 people in five countries affected by conflict - DR Congo, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan and ...

The Upper Nile refugee crisis – a view from the ground

Saturday, April 6th, 2013 Posted in Aid, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Sudan | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_6098" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A refugee woman sheltering in Jamam camp"][/caption] For its size, the humanitarian response to the Upper Nile State refugee crisis was one of the most expensive in the world, but what ...

Marking 10 years of conflict in Darfur

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 Posted in Conflict, Refugees/IDPs, Sudan | No Comments »

A decade after fighting began in the Darfur region of Sudan, the 3.4 million people there who still require humanitarian assistance are watching a tenuous security situation deteriorate further still. Increasing conflict over the last months linked ...

Darfur – where are we now?

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 Posted in Conflict, Sudan | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_5850" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A woman in Darfur"][/caption] It has been ten years since the Darfur conflict erupted and millions fled their homes in the countryside for the safety of towns and camps. If you do not live in Sudan, it ...

Restrictions hampering life-saving response in North Darfur

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 Posted in Conflict, Refugees/IDPs, Sudan | No Comments »

Fears new fighting may be on the horizon after tens of thousands of people displaced in Jebel Amir gold producing area Tens of thousands of people who have fled fighting in the largest displacement in Darfur in recent years ...

New sites for South Sudan refugee camps must be found, as Blue Nile conflict enters second year

Friday, September 21st, 2012 Posted in Press release, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Sudan | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_5099" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Heavy rains have flooded camps"][/caption] Camps sheltering more than 100,000 Sudanese refugees in South Sudan’s Maban county are ticking timebombs, on the brink of a major outbreak of disease, international agency Oxfam said today. At least 16 refugees ...

South Sudan returnees struggle to keep small businesses afloat

Thursday, August 16th, 2012 Posted in South Sudan, Sudan | 1 Comment »

[caption id="attachment_4804" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Makei Agar selling sugar in his shop"][/caption] An Oxfam project helping returnees to South Sudan to start new businesses has had a great impact - but has recently been affected by the economic crisis hitting the country. Makei ...