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.
On April 7th, 2015 the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) revoked the licenses of 13 Money Remittance Providers (MRPs) based in Nairobi, in an effort to curb the financing of terrorism.
Our friends at Africa Research Institute have developed a useful timeline to track the development of the food crisis in Somalia month by month.
Kirsten Hagon, Oxfam’s Head of Office in New York said: