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August 19 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Tue Aug 19 2014, 08:14:13

Today - August 19th - is World Humanitarian Day. The United Nations designated it in memory of the bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad in 2003 in which 22 people died. It is now the one day of the year when we turn the spotlight on aid workers and celebrate their efforts to help [...]

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August 14 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Thu Aug 14 2014, 05:37:43

Sustainable Solutions - Supplying water using solar powered pumps in Afgooye Water is life. In Afgooye town, this couldn't be truer. Over 20,000 people call this town home but still bear the burden of travelling long distances to buy water at inflated prices. A 20litre jerry can of water costs between 1000-2,000 Somali shillings. This [...]

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From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Thu Aug 14 2014, 04:49:00

Income Generation in Somaliland Khadar Abdi is part of the women's Income Generating Group. It comprises of 20 members.  The members of the group were selected based on their income levels - thus the most vulnerable were selected. All the women selected had a livestock holding of approximately 15 camels. The village committee approved a [...]

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From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Thu Aug 14 2014, 04:22:19

Community Managed Disaster Risk Management in Ethiopia and Somaliland The Cross border region of Somaliland and Somali region of Ethiopia is characterized by vulnerability to drought. The increase in the intensity and frequency of drought has resulted in the erosion of household livelihood assets the livestock. This has been further aggravated by restricted cross border [...]

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August 11 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Mon Aug 11 2014, 06:59:03

In the rural parts of Kismayo District, the main source of water is open shallow wells. For a long time, these water sources were left open with minimal management to ensure optimal use. With most of them silted up, most families were left to walk  over 10 kilometers to access clean water from other wells. [...]

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From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Mon Aug 11 2014, 06:25:07

Due to its strategic coastal location providing access to Somalia's most fertile lands, Kismayo's history is one of rich culture and economic prosperity. However, after the war broke out in 1991, the Kismayo was destroyed by a series of conflicts, economic collapse and insecurity. The humanitarian situation is currently more severe and problematic than at [...]

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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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