When Halimo’s house was destroyed by floods, she and her four children had no choice but to move into a makeshift camp on higher ground. The camp soon became congested with hundreds of families flocking in. With a desperate shortage of clean water and sanitation facilities, Halima feared that sooner or later her children might catch deadly diseases such as diarrhoea, even cholera.
Asha’s story - A journey to safety and a start to education
Asha Abdulahi Jama was two years old when her mother died. She is now nine and has lived through more warfare, loss and displacement than most people experience in a lifetime. In August 2018, fighting broke out between government forces and rebel militias in her hometown of Bulo-Burde, Hiran Region, central Somalia, forcing Asha and her family to flee. They came first to Buqda, then to Beletweyne.