Abdi Ahmed Jamaa and his son collecting water for their animals from a rehabilitated barkad. Photo by TARDO/Oxfam

Clean water – renewed hope in a Somali village

Access to clean and safe water is difficult in Bowdha Dogore village in Adado district, Somalia, where Abdi Ahmed Jamaa, together with his 14 children and two wives reside. For a long time, Abdi and his family have depended on rehabilitated water cisterns (called barkads) as their only water supply.  These water sources were left open and in a dilapidated state posing a risk to both the people of Bowdha Dogore and their livestock. Oxfam partnered with TARDO and have been rehabilitating barkads for vulnerable pastoral communities in the village.

Screen copy of the timeline of the food security crisis in Somalia. Credit: Africa Research Institute

Timeline of the crisis in Somalia

Our friends at Africa Research Institute have developed a useful timeline to track the development of the food crisis in Somalia month by month.

Oxfam’s Haiti appeal fully funded

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.
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