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14 Feb 2013 description
report Oxfam

Water situation in Turkana generally remained normal over the last quarter of 2012 as indicated by data received from selected strategic monitoring boreholes in Turkana North.

This is attributed to the short rains that recharged surface water sources and the subsurface flow in the river beds where communities source for water traditionally. When these sources dry up communities make more use of the boreholes that are equipped with handpumps. Normally communities are charged very low user fees or even free.

15 Oct 2012 description
report Oxfam

This report presents the findings of an effectiveness review carried out on Oxfam's response to the 2010/11 drought-related food crisis in Ethiopia that was undertake through the application of Oxfam's Humanitarian Indicator Tool. Overall the drought response partially met seven of the 12 standards. The report describes how all projects struggled to articulate Oxfam’s internal and external standards and to integrate practices that would benefit the affected communities beyond the immediate relief period.

15 Mar 2012 description

This briefing papers describe some of the lessons learned from two recent experience-sharing events: i) a visit to Niger (and Mali) organised by Oxfam GB and USAID for government and NGO representatives from Ethiopia, Uganda and Somaliland; and ii) the 'making rangelands secure' learning route to find effective and sustainable solutions that support the different land uses in dryland areas.

08 Mar 2012 description

For the 1.3 billion people living on less than a dollar day who depend on agriculture for their livelihoods, vulnerability to climate-related shocks is a constant threat to food security and well-being.

As climate change drives an increase in the frequency and intensity of natural hazards, the challenges faced by food-insecure communities struggling to improve their lives and livelihoods will also increase. The question of how to build rural resilience against climate-related risk is critical for addressing global poverty.

03 Feb 2012 description
report Oxfam

For Ethiopian farmer Gidey Mehari, when the opportunity to buy weather insurance for his crops arose, he jumped at the chance.

Feb 02, 2012 | Coco McCabe

Outside the round, thatch-roofed house Gidey Mehari shares with his mother in northern Ethiopia, rain pelted the yard in mid-August, turning it sticky with mud. Thunder shook the walls, and Mehari, sitting near a fire inside, pulled his white shawl tighter over his shoulders.