Policy papers

E.g., 09/19/2019
E.g., 09/19/2019
A man stands in a dry land surrounded by dead animals in Somaliland. Oxfam
Two years on after a devastating drought, the Horn of Africa finds itself yet again on the precipice of catastrophe, yet the humanitarian response to date is woefully inadequate. Where will the international community stand?
Vegetables on sale at Millenium camp in Ehtiopia. Simon Burch/Oxfam
Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa with approximately 83 percent living in rural areas, reliant on agriculture for food and income. More than 50% of these are women. Correcting the gender balance in agriculture sectors would reduce global food shortage by at least 17 percent...
Women at a water point in eastern Somaliland. Pablo Tosco/Oxfam
Oxfam and partners delivered significant achievements during the first quarter of 2019, amidst a backdrop of a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Somalia and Somaliland, as drought intensifies. What we are most proud of achieving this quarter includes the launch of Somaliland's first ever...
A woman stands outside her shop in Fadhi Gaab area in Somaliland. Allan Gichigi/Oxfam
Women in Somaliland have less than half the opportunities afforded to men and are twice as unlikely as men to be employed. Even worse, out of 164 members of parliament, only one is a woman. The purpose of this study, the first of its kind in Somaliland, is to generate evidence on and better...
Women helping to build a local dam in Sudan as part of disaster risk reduction. Elizabeth Stevens/Oxfam
Since the 1980s, Oxfam has been supporting vulnerable communities, including refugees, across Sudan through humanitarian response activities such as distribution of food and clean safe water. Working closely with local and national partners, we are helping communities to rebuild their lives by...
A girl seated outside her home in Nyal, South Sudan. Andreea Campeanu/Oxfam
Recent research by Oxfam has found that the rate of child marriage in Nyal–an area that has bordered some of the most brutal fighting in South Sudan’s five -year conflict–is among some of the highest globally.
Women selling their wares at the Cathedral IDP settlement in Wau, South Sudan. Andreea Campeanu/Oxfam
This issue highlights some of the key local and national partners that we believe are instrumental in our work and ultimately, the fight in ending poverty.
Women collecting water from a water tank in eastern Somaliland. Dustin Barter/Oxfam
This briefing note draws attention to some of the main drought-related protection and gender concerns for displaced people in Somaliland and calls for comprehensive and sustained action by all stakeholders.
A woman and her son at the Karashaka IDP camp in Somaliland. Allan Gichigi/Oxfam
As 2018 comes to a close, we look at Oxfam and partners work during the past quarter. Despite drought and armed conflict retaining a tight grip throughout many parts of the country, urban youth building up the local tech sector and women in remote areas advancing gender equality, are just a show of...
A woman fetches water in Turkana. Joy Obuya/Oxfam
Installing and operating new equipment is only one element in achieving sustained, affordable and inclusive access to water in northern Kenya. Strengthening the systems that would maintain water access to ‘the last mile’ is crucial.

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