Sabina survived the stress of decades of political turmoil on the road to independence in Timor-Leste, but this is different — there’s no end in sight.
The women of Eastern Somaliland are being pushed to the edge, desperately seeking food for their children as their country stands on the brink of famine. We met with six women who told us their stories of strength and survival.
Anariata, 28, lives in Mozambique, where regular drought can mean life-threatening hunger. Despite the dry, desert-like conditions, Anariata has learned how to produce and sell food for improved nutrition and valuable income — and is now teaching others how to do the same.
Louise Mooney is the humanitarian program coordinator for Oxfam Australia’s Africa unit, and is currently in Niger to see how our response to the West Africa food crisis is unfolding. Here, she reports from her first full day in Niamey.
The food crisis in West and Central Africa’s Sahel region is threatening more than 18 million people. It’s an overwhelming figure, but our new infographic shows who’s affected, where – and why.
Earlier this month, photographer Pablo Tosco visited drought-stricken Mauritania for our Spanish affiliate Intermón Oxfam. Besides taking some unforgettable photos, Pablo spoke to some of the locals about how they’re coping.
By Caroline Berger, Oxfam Great Britain’s Regional and Information Communications Officer for the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the CIS Like many people, my impression of Somalia is coloured by the familiar TV images of a lawless land governed by conflict, piracy and bloodshed. With this in mind I was a little apprehensive to visit […]
As famine creeps across southern Somalia, the Bay region is the latest area to be affected. Habibo, a widowed mother of three, fled the area after losing all her livestock to drought. She now lives in Mogadishu’s crowded Badbado camp.
Heralding the end of Ramadan, the Eid Al Fitr holiday is usually a time of celebration for Muslims. For those in the Dadaab refugee complex, however, it’s just another day spent praying for survival. Oxfam Australia’s Chee Chee Leung reports.
Launched with a local Somali partner in 2009, Oxfam’s innovative community care program to address malnutrition in Mogadishu has reached 136,000 children. This is the story of one of these children, Mohamed, who recovered from severe illness and malnutrition.