Tagged: livelihoods

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Photo: Hawa and Isaak Ahmed

Hawa and Isaak Ahmed have gone through good and bad times together. With Somalia's capital now being rebuilt after two decades of violence, Oxfam's e-Cash project helps the family move out of their precarious situation.

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Photo: Maria Daniel, a female cocoa farmer in Nigeria. George Osodi/Panos

An investigation into four countries where Mars, Mondelez and Nestle purchase cocoa has shown that many women farmers face discrimination, unequal pay and hunger, leaving the companies’ social policies exposed as weak and needing work.

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Seed distribution in the town of Desvarieux, Haiti May 11, 2010. Photo: Ami Vita

With 60 percent of Haitians relying on farming to feed their families, a revitalized agriculture sector in Haiti is absolutely crucial to long-term growth.

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This shocking film, from the Polochic Valley in Guatemala, captures in detail what happens when people have their land taken from them. Thank you to CIFCA who helped us make this video.

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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Oxfam's work combines short-term emergency relief with longer-term development projects. These photos show a part of our wide range of activities in eastern DRC, including: livelihoods programs; support for small-scale farmers; water, sanitation and health; and, training for women's committees.

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People building half-moon structures on bare soil.

Half moon shaped irrigation channels help preserve water when it next rains. And by building them, Nigerien families earn an income to get through the hungry months until then.

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Oxfam handed out vouchers to families in Flinigue, Aug2010. Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

According to a recent field study conducted in communities in western and eastern Niger, between 70 and 90 per cent of people estimate their food stocks will run out before the next harvest, creating an imminent ‘hunger gap’.

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