Tagged: Somalia

Press Release

Aid groups urge the U.S. government, the bank and hawala merchants to work together to find a cooperative solution that will not disrupt or delay the transfer of assistance from the Diaspora to Somalia.

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Mary Robinson, Oxfam International's Honorary President, visited the Dadaab refugee camp: "I hope my visit can highlight this injustice, increase awareness of the impacts of climate change and encourage the international community to respond."

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Children play in the tent city set up in Jean Jacques Dessalines Park in Port au Prince, Haiti 17 January 2010 after the devastating 7.0 earthquake hit the country   on 12 January 2010. Credit: EPA/Shawn Thew from http://www.epa.eu/en/article/1711839.html

International aid agency Oxfam today announced that its Humanitarian Haiti earthquake appeal was closing due to the overwhelming generosity of the public worldwide. Oxfam has received approximately $100m for its emergency work in Haiti.

Emergency Article
Displaced families among the shelters of Shareco camp, Ceelasha, Somalia.

Hassan lived in Mogadishu with his wife and ran a small business. When extreme violence broke out in the capital in late 2006, he escaped to the Middle Shabelle region with his children.

Emergency Article
Jamila, her grandson, and an Oxfam partner, Afgooye, Somalia. Credit: Oxfam

Oxfam has been working with a local partner, the Center for Education and Development, in Southern Somalia - providing assistance to over 8,000 vulnerable people to build a working sanitation system.

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