Khadija at a community meeting in eastern Somaliland. (Oxfam)
By AbdiAziz Adani "It’s exclusionary. When only men are making decisions that affect women, and no women are involved, women can feel injustice. Women are often not even informed of the decision-making,'' says Khadija, a women's rights activist in eastern Somaliland. "There are many problems in...
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.
Oxfam staff distributing water treatment kits in Juba, South Sudan. Albert Gonzalez Farran / Oxfam
By Loice Kiden I became a refugee at the age of seven. I remember crouching in the dark and hearing the sound of gunfire and bombs. All of a sudden, everything had changed: I had no choice but to flee my home in Lainya, South Sudan and walk barefoot for seven days. I winced as I saw traces of blood...
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.
Oxfam distributing rice, beans and flour to about 4,525 people during the Ebola outbreak in Equateur province.
Context Horn, East, and Central Africa is currently the epicenter of catastrophic humanitarian crises emanating from both natural and man-made causes some of which have lasted for decades. The impacts of crises are often felt hardest in the least developed and marginalized areas, mostly in rural...
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.
A woman carries a sack of food airdropped by the World Food Programme (WFP) and distributed by Oxfam in Padding, Jonglei, South Sudan. Albert González Farran/Oxfam
Entering its fourth year of brutal war, South Sudan is yet again at a critical point in its young life - more South Sudanese are hungrier than ever before. Whilst famine has not been declared, 6.3 million people, almost half the country, are struggling to get enough to eat and are dependent on...
Berte sits with her child inside a church in Kasai province, eastern DRC. John Wessels / Oxfam
One of the world's protracted crisis For decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo has been the center-stage for deadly conflict between armed groups, leading to one of the world's worst protracted humanitarian crisis. Renewed fighting, as well as the resurgence of the Ebola epidemic in the eastern...
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