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E.g., 03/21/2019
An expanse of an IDP settlement in eastern Somaliland. Allan Gichigi/Oxfam

Sporadic, below average rains and persistent drought since 2016 sees an estimated 1.7 million people in critical need of humanitarian assistance in Somaliland, a figure ballooning by hundreds of thousands in recent months. Communal water resources are drying up at an alarming...

A woman stands outside a shop in eastern Somaliland. Allan Gichigi/Oxfam

Women in Somaliland have less than half the opportunities of men in economics, politics, and education reveals the first-ever comprehensive assessment of the gender gap in Somaliland.

Based on 1,200 surveys across Somaliland and qualitative data, inequality is highest in ...

Children play by a dirty stream in one of the low-income settlements in Kampala,Uganda.
A reform in the tax administration system, where everyone pays their fair share with transparent, controlled spending, will go a long way to enhance the quality of life of ordinary Ugandans.
Health workers carry out the corpse of a unconfirmed Ebola case, from the ebola treatment centre (ETC) in Mangina. John Wessels/Oxfam

In response to the number of Ebola cases in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reaching 500, Chals Wontewe, Oxfam’s Country Director in the DRC, said:

“DRC is battling to keep Ebola under control; cases are increasing at a quicker rate and the virus has spread further.

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Arrival of Congolese people expelled from Angola. Scherazade Bouabid/Oxfam
Over 257,000 Congolese people have sought safety having been forced to leave Angola in a violent clampdown on refugees and migrants.
Oxfam staff distributing food to vulnerable families in Jonglei. Bruno Bierrenbach Feder/Oxfam
Almost five years of deadly war has left more people in more parts of South Sudan suffering catastrophic levels of hunger.
A prayer session goes on in an IDP camp in Bunia, eastern DRC. John Wessels / Oxfam
Millions of people caught up in a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo are at risk of rising levels of hunger, death and disease due to a lack of aid funding.
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