Thursday, July 19, 2012

Oxfam Somalia Update

 A child at the camp sits on a jerry can supplied by Oxfam. Photo: HIJRA

A year after famine was declared in Somalia, a quarter of the country’s population are still surviving on humanitarian aid. While there’s been considerable improvement since last year, with the number of people needing assistance down from 3.7 million to 2.5 million, ongoing conflict and poor rains are making it difficult for people to fully recover.
This story from our Somali partner HIJRA is an encouraging sign that, slowly and surely, things are getting better — and will continue to do so if the international community continues to support Somalia through these challenging times.

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