Tag: drought

Sabina’s story

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.

West Africa: a long-term plan

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.

“City of hope”: Reflections from Somaliland

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 […]

Habibo’s story

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.

Praying for paradise

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.

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