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July 24 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Thu Jul 24 2014, 04:04:23

Eight warnings of catastrophe so far July 20th marks three years since the UN declared famine in Somalia . The catastrophe facing the Somali people three years ago ended in at least 260,000 people dying, half of them children. In May this year, 26 organisations came together to call for the world to remember Somalia. [...]

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From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Thu Jul 24 2014, 03:54:01

It took 16 warnings for the international community to respond to the last catastrophe; lessons must be learnt from past to avert another crisis in the Horn of Africa. Nairobi, July 20, 2014. Three years ago today, a famine was declared in Somalia. During the famine, 260,000 lives were lost to hunger, malnutrition and disease. [...]

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From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Thu Jul 24 2014, 03:31:35

On 7 May 2014, 26 agencies asked the world to remember Somalia, where 2.9 million people are living in crisis.At that time, only 12% of Somalia's humanitarian needs had been funded for 2014. That figure now stands at 27% - and we're already halfway through the year. In the last few weeks experts have been [...]

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June 20 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Fri Jun 20 2014, 09:25:28

This year like every other year, the world marks yet another UN World Refugee day and yet again we have an increase in statistics on the number of people who would have fled their home countries all around the world either as a result of war or natural disasters. According to the displacement data recently [...]

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From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Fri Jun 20 2014, 08:35:22

As 32 countries compete for the World Cup title in Brazil, a different kind of tournament is taking place in northern Uganda. There, in the districts of Arua and Adjumani, young South Sudanese refugees have formed football teams to play for peace. "I never expected to end up in such a situation. I miss Bor, [...]

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June 10 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Tue Jun 10 2014, 08:01:09

Fishing in Puntland Puntland boasts an expansive 1,600 km coastline along the Indian Ocean. Its waters are home to some of the richest fishing grounds in Africa and present considerable potential for artisanal fisheries and coastal area development, where efficient fishing, fish marketing and processing remain critical to household livelihoods, creation of jobs and income [...]

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From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Tue Jun 10 2014, 07:49:49

Fishing in Somaliland Somaliland enjoys a vast coastline of 850 km long that borders the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden. Its waters are home to some of the richest fishing grounds in Africa and present considerable potential for artisanal fisheries and coastal area development, where efficient fishing, fish marketing and processing remain critical [...]

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June 4 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Wed Jun 4 2014, 08:30:52

Safia Abndi Nuur is a mother of eight children. She was born in Hargeisa and is one of four children. When she was young, some of her brothers and sisters were privileged to attend school, some even finishing their bachelor's degree in university. Safia finished her formal education in secondary school, got married in 1998 [...]

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May 14 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Wed May 14 2014, 11:16:47

Last December, Nyakuoth Kuony was living happily in Unity, South Sudan, with her husband and five children. At 27 years-old, one of Nyakuoth's wishes was to one day visit Uganda--little did she know she would soon end up there as a refugee. "I was home with my whole family when fighting broke out in Unity [...]

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May 8 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Thu May 8 2014, 09:41:59

2.9 million Somalis are in humanitarian need while the world looks the other way New emergencies seem to hit the world on a monthly basis. Right now we are grappling with situations in the DRC, South Sudan, Sudan, Central African Republic and Syria to name just a few.  Having worked on many disasters for Oxfam [...]

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