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April 14 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Mon Apr 14 2014, 08:41:57

Oxfam partner SONYO (Somaliland National Youth Organisation) has announced that their Executive Director, has recently met with US officials at the White House in Washington, DC.

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March 27 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Thu Mar 27 2014, 08:34:09

Contaminated water and a lack of sanitation are killers in this country, where waterborne diseases are a constant threat to health. Only 30% of Somalis have access to clean water, leaving the majority vulnerable to several life threatening diseases.

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March 14 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Fri Mar 14 2014, 06:22:53

The computer training program was originally established for Ugandan citizens, but now that refugees have arrived, this one center has opened in Dzaipi for South Sudanese students.

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March 8 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Sat Mar 8 2014, 02:45:34

Susan Akol, a public health promotion assistant for Oxfam and one of the only women in a team delivering water, hygiene and sanitation services in Mingkamen, Awerial County. Photo: Aimee Brown/Oxfam I am a public health promotion assistant and we have three activities here in Mingkamen - latrines, garbage collection and water monitoring. I move [...]

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From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Sat Mar 8 2014, 02:21:54

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 communities. As inspired by the late Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, [...]

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March 7 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Fri Mar 7 2014, 09:56:44

Somalia has gathered headlines over the years as a difficult place for women to live, due to continuing food shortages and ongoing insecurity throughout the country. But the famine is now over, and conditions there have been changing. These days, the outside world hears very little about what life is like for the average Somali [...]

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February 25 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Tue Feb 25 2014, 03:01:13

Blog post by Oxfam media officer Geno Teofilo on a visit to South Sudanese refugee centres in northern Uganda: I spent much of last weekend in refugee camps in northern Uganda, where South Sudanese families who have fled the conflict in their young country are sheltering. Refugees continue to cross the border, though not in [...]

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February 24 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Mon Feb 24 2014, 01:15:45

Blog post by Oxfam Novib Executive Director Farah Karimi on her visit to South Sudanese refugee centres in northern Uganda: Again, when I touch the sensitive subject of security, all I see is discomfort and eyes wandering off to avoid mine. On Friday I met with another young woman, a girl in fact, who is [...]

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February 21 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Fri Feb 21 2014, 04:32:47

On Tuesday morning we received bad news from Malakal. The Oxfam team there reported heavy military attacks on the capital of Upper Nile State. Our colleagues, who were working on health promotion with the people living in the UN Compound, had to move to the bunkers in the base. They are still waiting for the [...]

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February 18 2014

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Tue Feb 18 2014, 08:21:15

"Even if peace would come, we cannot return home. We are not safe." These words, spoken by a grandmother who I met at an IDP camp in South Sudan, demonstrate the depth of the rifts that exist in this young nation.  It also gives an indication of the challenges that need to be surmounted to [...]

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