The world must put people’s lives before politics if is to stand any chance of aiding people suffering from the famine in Somalia, a group of 20 aid agencies said today in an open letter. While aid is getting through in many areas, it is not at the scale needed.
It's a race against time to get water equipment constructed before refugees arrive in a new camp, Hilaweyn. Oxfam's Jane Beesley meets a shipment of aid from the UK as it lands in Ethiopia.
As East African leaders gather in Nairobi today to take part in a regional summit to end drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa, Oxfam says governments must take on greater responsibility and accountability in responding to the disaster.
International agency Oxfam is airlifting 47 tonnes of vital water supply and hygiene materials to Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, as the aid community scales up its effort to bring relief to the drought-stricken country.
Oxfam Humanitarian Press Officer Anna Ridout reports on the ongoing East Africa food crisis from the Dadaab refugee complex, in northeastern Kenya. Oxfam is working in Dadaab, laying pipelines and trucking in clean water for residents of the refugee complex.
Dadaab refugee camp is currently the world's largest refugee complex, hosting more than 400,000 people. Oxfam's cash-for-work initiatives offer the community an opportunity to earn an income as well as gain some dignity knowing they are helping to provide for their family.