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October 16 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Thu Oct 16 2014, 11:19:36

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 close collaboration with Oxfam marked "Somali Farmers' Day" in order to recognise the importance [...]

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From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Thu Oct 16 2014, 09:31:31

Inside UN House, thin bellows of smoke can be seen from different locations around the camp, meaning that somewhere, someone is about to enjoy a refreshing cup of coffee or tea, or dig into a home cooked meal. The displacement camp houses about 27,000 people who fled from the conflict that erupted in Juba, South [...]

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From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Thu Oct 16 2014, 05:03:24

By Alex Prats, HECA Deputy Regional Director Globally, the 85 richest people hold as much wealth as half of the world's population. These current levels of inequality are outrageous and condemn millions of women, children and men to live in poverty. This is why Oxfam will launch a new global campaign to fight inequality later [...]

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October 7 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Tue Oct 7 2014, 10:57:19

by Josephine Wambui, Oxfam The Hargeisa International Book Fair is an annual event organized and supported by the Redsea Cultural Foundation (RCF). This is the seventh year of the book fair, and I FINALLY got to attend, even if it was just for a day. Turns out, I chose the best day as it coincided [...]

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September 29 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Mon Sep 29 2014, 10:44:08

Laaye in Somaliland has neither electricity, nor paved roads. What they do have, is more access to water in a manmade reservoir, thanks to Oxfam and local partner agency HAVOYOCO.

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August 28 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Thu Aug 28 2014, 09:53:08

Oxfam accomplishes a great deal of our relief and development work, by working through partnerships with local organisations.

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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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