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.
More than one third of Somalia’s population are in need of humanitarian assistance, thanks to drought and ongoing conflict. Many of them are making the long, difficult trip to Kenya in search of a better future.
The worst drought in 60 years and rising food prices mean that families in Somaliland are struggling to find enough to eat and drink. These are some of their stories.