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.
Abbas Ali owns a workshop where traditional clothes are woven in Mogadishu – a challenging business, but e-cash received via mobile phone has helped improve its prospects.
Mulki used to be the captain of the Somalia Women’s National Basketball team. Today the 42 year old is a mother of 10 and runs a small shop in Mogadishu. Mulki has been selected to receive cash support – on a mobile phone.
A new survey of people across 40 regions of Somalia by international agency Oxfam has found that water and food shortages are at critical levels and likely to deteriorate in parts of the country over the coming months, risking a prolonged humanitarian crisis well into next year.
One year after the declaration of famine in Somalia, a quarter of the country’s population are still surviving on humanitarian aid and over a million people could fall back into food crisis in the next two months.