Medina washes clothes outside her makeshift shelter at the camp. Photo: HIJRA

What a difference a jerry can makes

A year since famine was declared in parts of Somalia, we bring you this good-news story about how the humble jerry can is making a huge difference in Mogadishu IDP camps.

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Jo Harrison with Dadaab residents Saadia Yussif Abdi and her mother, Maryon Mohamed. Photo: Jo Harrison/Oxfam

Dadaab: One year after the famine

One year after the East Africa food crisis was declared, Oxfam Great Britain’s Jo Harrison returns to northen Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp to see how its residents are doing.

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Photo: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

“Water is life for the world” — East Africa one year later

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A year since we launched our East Africa appeal, we bring you this incredible video and accompanying photos capturing a Turkana community’s delight as Oxfam builds them a borehole, bringing desperately needed fresh water to the village. Thank you to everyone who supported the appeal – your generosity helps change lives.

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