Lelei is employed and living a decent life in Ruaka, Kiambu County in Kenya, which is only a spitting distance from Nairobi. He woke up with a cough and a high fever. It was clear to him that these were symptoms for COVID-19. He gathered his strength and went to a health facility. He was confident...
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Nairobi, 29th January 2020 Swarms of locusts that are sweeping across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia could grow 500 times bigger by June and invade Uganda and South Sudan unless they are immediately brought under control, says Oxfam. The plagues have hit the region at a time when it is already facing...
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?
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.
Turkana county in northern Kenya where oil extraction is gaining momentum. Kieran Doherty/Oxfam
The oil, gas and mining industries in the region are positioned to grow and potentially trigger broad based development and industrialization. But what is the cost?
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