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Levi Gikandi, Oxfam Regional Media Advisor in the Horn, East and Central Africa Region |
lgikandi@oxfam.org.uk | Mobile +254 740 699 617

Joseph Odongo, Media and Communications Lead, Oxfam in Kenya- jodongo@oxfam.org.uk | Mobile +254 725 632 410

Notes to editors:

Oxfam’s Executive Director Gabriela Bucher will be holding a global press conference on 22
March 2022 from 3pm-5pm EAT (12 noon-2pm GMT) at Oxfam headquarters, Atrium
building, Chaka Road, Nairobi, Kenya. Live zoom link available to all journalists HERE
Gabriela will be available for interviews.

 Oxfam has new exclusive stories people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, including b-rolls,
interviews in VNR and photos available HERE.
 Oxfam partners In Kenya: ASAL Humanitarian Network; in Northern Ethiopia: ORDA in
Amhara, APDA in Afar Regions; in Somalia: Kaalo, WASDA, SADO, SSWC, ADESO; and in
South Sudan: SALT, DARD, YWCA.
 Figures on extreme coping mechanisms are from WFP food security analysis monitoring
survey. Data is collected on a rolling basis. For more details on the methodology kindly check
the Hunger Map.
 “Climate change and La Niña are working together to produce prolonged and persistent
dryness.” Source: The World Food Programme and the Multi Agency in East Africa
 Displacement figures in Somalia from the UN Humanitarian Bulletin January 2022
 Data on the UN Humanitarian appeal from Source: UNOCHA , accessed 14 March 2022. Data
on Kenya’s appeal based on UN flash Appeal initially raised for October 2021-March 2022.
 Figures on food price increase in 2010- 2011 are from Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace, April 2011 and the World Bank Feb 2011
 South Sudan food insecurity projections are from South Sudan Food Security & Livelihood
Cluster Analysis Report, February 2022.
OXFAM RESPONSE IN EAST AFRICA
 In South Sudan: Oxfam has provided support to over 400,000 people and aims to reach and
additional 240,000 people with safe water, sanitation and hygiene services and promotion,
cash grants for families to buy food and other essentials, and livelihood support like seeds,
tools, fishing kits.
 In Somalia, Oxfam aims to reach 420,000 people this year with lifesaving water, sanitation
and health support, including drilling boreholes in water insecure areas, distributing hygiene
kits, providing materials to help protect communities from water borne diseases, and
distributing cash, seeds tools, and training farmers in small scale greenhouse farming. Oxfam
will also support livestock treatment and vaccination campaigns together with the Ministry of
Livestock, train community protection volunteers on gender-based violence issues, and
distribute solar lamps to protect women and girls at night. To date we have reached over
260,000 people.
 In Kenya, Oxfam is currently supporting 40,000 people and planning to expand the support to
approximately 240,000 people with cash transfers for food and other essential items and
water, sanitation and hygiene activities such as repairing water points and boreholes to
provide access to clean, safe water and hygiene promotion campaigns.
 In Ethiopia, Oxfam has supported 170,000 people in Northern Ethiopia with lifesaving clean
water, food, and cash assistance, particularly in conflict affected areas in South Tigray,
Central Tigray, Amhara and Afar. Oxfam aims to reach an additional 750,000 women, men
and children in Northern Ethiopia with emergency food packages, livelihoods assistance,
clean water, sanitation and hygiene kits and protection until March 2023. Together with our
partners, we are also scaling up response in the Somali Region to respond to the effects of
the drought.
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