UNSOM’s Sunita Sharma was part of an elite group of female trainees who attended a three-day course on firefighting in Oxford, United Kingdom.
Mogadishu - When Nura Ahmed (not her real name) abandoned her home in Wargedow, Lower Shabelle region, to escape the drought, she did not envisage she would become a victim of rape.
When Somalia's civil war abated Binti Ibrahim Ali returned to Somalia from Kenya where she had grown up as a Somali migrant. Her aim was to help rebuild her country; but the destruction she found was astounding, she admits.
Hassan Buule Aden, is 40 years old and one of the new arrivals at Al-Adala camp for internally displaced persons seeking a quick response from government and the international community to help mitigate the devastating drought.
It took Fatuma Abdi Ahmed four days to hike from Kunturwaareey district in Lower Shabelle region of the South West State of Somalia, to Mogadishu fleeing the ongoing drought which has affected thousands of families in Somalia. She fled with five children, after losing two to hunger.