Oxfam in the Horn of Africa
Drought. Conflict. Low crop prices. These are among the realities that poor people across the Horn of Africa face on a daily basis. But with new tools for channeling water, building peace, and influencing markets, people are beginning to wrest control over their lives.
Ethiopia is a country of contrasts—from the cool, wet highlands of the coffee farmers to the scorched pastures of the lowland herders. The challenges here and throughout the Horn remain enormous. Conflict plagues Sudan to the west and Somalia to the east. And widespread poverty traps people in lives of hardship. Since 2000, Oxfam America has been helping local communities survive conflict and marshal their natural resources in ways that strengthen families, villages, and whole regions.