Kenya

Dead livestock are a common sight in many parts of drought-stricken Wajir, in northern Kenya. Photo: Katie G. Nelson/Oxfam

Blog: The lean face of drought in Wajir county, northern Kenya

The face of drought in Wajir County, in Kenya’s north is ugly. Oxfam is on the ground, reaching the most affected with the emergency help they need to survive.

A woman carrying a baby on her back plus 2 jerrycans full of Oxfam-supplied water, in  Nasechabuin, Turkana. Credit: Joyce Kabue/Oxfam, March 2017

Blog: Breaking the cycle of Turkana's drought crisis

Turkana is among 23 counties, half of Kenya, that have been ravaged by a devastating drought. Oxfam's long term water solutions are helping families in Turkana break the cycle of crisis and cope in the drought.

Men building latrine slabs for family toilets, paid by Oxfam. Credit: Jo Harrison/Oxfam

Blog: Kenya ruling against the closure of Daadab refugee camp is a strike for humanity

As the biggest economic and political player in the region, Kenya has a responsibility for leadership in the development of 21st century responses for refugees.

Pupils at Reuben Baptist primary in Mukuru informal settlements, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Allan Gichigi/Oxfam

Blog: Tax justice: Are the victims of inequality at the global table?

If the war on inequality is to be won, then we must ensure that the ‘Akirus’ of this world are empowered to take up their rightful place in the fight for tax justice.

Nairobi skyline. © Kenya Tourism Board

Blog: Oxfam International signs historic deal to move to Nairobi. Kenya

From 2017, the Oxfam International Secretariat will begin its move to Nairobi in Kenya. We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and a Host Country Agreement with the President and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kenya. I must give my personal thanks to President Uhuru Kenyatta for being such an enthusiastic champion to help realize our plans.

Un hombre del Sahel. Foto: Oxfam

Blog: Día 8: Encuadrar nuevas ideas en el marco del conocimiento indígena

Las ideas de los expertos para mejorar la productividad de los agricultores de menos recursos deben guiarse por el conocimiento indígena. Micro-innovaciones de bajo costo que utilizan recursos locales tienen gran potencial, aun si los grandes promotores de tecnología agrícola las ignoran.

Por la Dra. Florence Wambugu, directora ejecutiva de Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International (AHBFI)

A man from the Sahel. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Day 8: Frame new ideas within indigenous knowledge

Experts’ ideas about how resource-poor farmers could improve productivity ought to be guided by indigenous knowledge. Low-cost, micro-innovations that make use of local resources have great potential but are often overlooked by mainstream developers of agricultural technology.

By Dr. Florence Wambugu, CEO, Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International (AHBFI)

Un homme du Sahel

Blog: Jour 8: Formuler des nouvelles idées avec les connaissances autochtones

Les idées des experts sur comment améliorer la productivité des fermiers qui ont peu de moyens devraient être guidées par les connaissances autochtones. Des micro-innovations peu couteuses qui utilisent les ressources locales ont un grand potentiel mais sont souvent négligées par les développeurs de technologies agricoles.

Femmes dans une échoppe du camp de Dadaab, Kenya. Photo : Jo Harrison/Oxfam

Blog: Afrique de l'Est : dans le camp de Dadaab, un an après la famine

Je me suis rendue pour la dernière fois à Dadaab, au Kenya, en juillet 2011. L’état de famine venait juste d’être décrété en Somalie et les réfugiés arrivaient en masse dans le camp, au rythme de 1 500 par jour.

Photo: Abdillahi Jilaow selling household items in front of his shop.

Blog: Helping pastoralists cope with a changing way of life in Kenya

One year since the launch of Oxfam’s appeal for the food crisis in the Horn of Africa, Polycarp Otieno returns to Wajir in northeastern Kenya, to see how Oxfam’s response is helping communities to recover.

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