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Oxfam in Kenya

Selina Adapal, a member of Oxfam's water and sanitation committee and a water kiosk operator in Turkana, northern Kenya. Photo: Jane Beesley

4.8 million people in South Sudan are facing severe hunger in the middle of the harvest season. This is food crisis fast spiralling out of control and urgent action is needed. South Sudanese are fleeing violence only to face a renewed threat from hunger. You can help.

Oxfam is there with life-saving support, but we urgently need your help to do more.

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"Even among the local people, organizing themselves to share what little food and shelter and resources they have, hope is running out."

Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International Executive Director, on her recent return from South Sudan.

From our staff

Mohammed Mursal, Wajir Programme Manager

 A lot of the work Oxfam does in Kenya involves what we call 'capacity building'. This means helping local organisations to develop, so they can be more involved in work such as peace-building, responding to emergencies, helping people prepare for disasters and pushing for policy changes that benefit poor people. 

In fact, one of the things I'm most proud of, having been with Oxfam for 17 years, is the change I've seen from Oxfam directly running our projects here to being more involved with supporting local level partners - many of which are themselves the products of our own capacity-building work. 

Full details of what Oxfam is doing in Kenya

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