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Oxfam in Somalia/Somaliland

Faadomo Hirsi and her grandson wheel water from an Oxfam distribution back home. Somalia is currently suffering from the worst drought in 60 years. Photo: Alun McDonald

Climate extremes in Eastern Africa have caused widespread food shortages. We urgently need your help to respond.

More than 10 million people across Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are facing a catastrophic humanitarian crisis as extreme weather events are causing both drought and floods.

An upsurge of locusts has hit the region's already fragile food security situation. 

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

You can help: Donate now 

Last updated: 27/05/20

From our staff

Farhiya Ali, Finance Manager

 I've worked at Oxfam for 16 years, and as finance manager most of my work involves finance and logistics. But of course sometimes I also find myself involved in Oxfam's direct work.

One time, we were able to distribute water to a population of 200,000 people. They had no water source, and many of those people had been displaced and so were not living in their own homes. I was part of the team that contributed towards that, and am very proud of this work. I think Oxfam relieves a lot of suffering and has a lot of impact in Somalia.

Full details of what Oxfam is doing in Somalia (PDF, 308KB)

"Risk of relapse": Somalia crisis update (May 2014)

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