In this moving piece by Irina Fuhrmann, women from the drought-stricken Kenyan village of Kanukurdio tell of their struggles to survive and keep their children alive.
The question says it all: what role does climate change have in the current East African drought and famine? While the answer isn’t definitive, certain signs cannot be ignored…
In emergency situations, women have specific needs – but often don’t get the chance to speak freely about them. In Dadaab refugee camp, we’ve been meeting with women to find out what we can do to make their lives a little easier.
Oxfam International’s media officer, Louis Belanger, describes how the announcement of famine in parts of Somalia has affected aid workers in the region, inspiring them to work even harder to bring comfort to people like Abdi and Nuriya.
Anna Ridout from Oxfam reports from Dadaab refugee complex in northern Kenya for CNN, taking us behind the scenes and showing us what life is really like in the camps.
Oxfam Global Ambassador Mary Robinson recently returned to Somalia, almost 20 years after her first trip to the country. In a fascinating interview with the ABC, she shares her thoughts and impressions of the East Africa crisis.
Oxfam is at Dadaab, supplying Somalian refugees on the camp’s outskirts with desperately needed water. Check out our photo gallery to see our specialist staff at work.
Famine in East Africa: what does it mean, exactly? When does a food crisis become a famine, and what are the factors behind it? What can be done about it? With the UN declaring famine in parts of Somalia, we thought it was time for some explanations.
On 17 July, a huge batch of life-saving aid was dispatched to drought-stricken Ethiopia from Oxfam’s Bicester warehouse, including water, sanitation equipment and plastic sheeting for shelter. Take a look at our slide show to get some idea of the shipment’s scale.
Ethiopia is one of the countries hardest hit by the drought currently affecting East Africa. But for a small village in Somali region, the construction of a borehole has brought not only water but a sense of optimism too.