Humanitarian

In a bid to promote Water, Sanitation and household health under WASH, Oxfam awarded cash benefits to refugees with special needs in the settlements of Imvepi and Omugo. At the close of 2019, refugees with special needs happily received cash from Oxfam. Paul Oloya, the Consortium Coordinator for...
Betty 31 years and single mother of 6 children demonstrates hand-washing at her home latrine Photo: Robert Ariaka/Oxfam
Awate set up and dug a pit latrine and constructed a bathing shelter. She went ahead and constructed a kitchen and drying racks to keep clean her utensils. She also managed to fix a drying wire to dry her clothes, and put up a handwashing facility at the latrine point and sunk a rubbish pit. This...
“Voice of Peace” with 30 members formed by the refugees for unity and fighting GBV Photo By Robert Ariaka/Oxfam
A Peace club formed by South Sudanese refugees in Imvepi settlement has contributed to bringing peaceful coexistence between refugees and host communities. Comprising of 20 men and 10 women, the club called “Voice of Peace” formed in August 2019 and has greatly yielded fruits of peace. The group...
One of the biggest challenges Cecile faced as a mother of 3 children under the age of 7 was traveling long distances to fetch water for her household chores. “I used to spend almost two hours standing in that line at the borehole before I could get water,” she says, adding, “and then, afterward...
Veterino is a pump attendant at the motoraised water system plant in Imvepi settlement. Photo credit:Oxfam
The decision taken by Oxfam to sink motorized boreholes in refugee settlements has positively contributed to solving the challenge of clean water supply and creating jobs for the refugees and host community members. The project funded by European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid has...
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Refugees settled in Imvepi settlement have positively embarked on a campaign to fight open defecation. Through their elected leaders who become public health promotion volunteers, the refugees have received training been able to adopt and implement basic hygiene practices like proper hand washing,...
Background and Rationale The Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors (ELNHA II) Project is a two-year (April 2019- march 2021) Project implemented in selected districts of the greater north in Uganda. The ELNHA Project runs on the principle of putting local and national humanitarian...
For the first time, I visited a refugee settlement recently. Prior my visit, I was skeptical about which settlement I wanted to see. Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Arua district has been marked one of the largest refugee settlements in the world so I thought it would give me a good understanding of...
By Susan Grace Duku My name is Susan Grace Duku. I am 33 years old and I have spent 21 of those years as refugee. This week we learned that the number of people in situations like mine - forced from their homes because of violence or persecution – has passed 70 million worldwide [ https://www.unhcr...
Two months after I settled here, I became an Oxfam field-based volunteer. You see, before I fled into Uganda, I worked in the WASH sector in South Sudan. With my background in WASH implementation, I applied for a job which I successfully acquired. Even more exciting is the way this opportunity has...

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