Amino Ali Hiirey is a police officer working in one of the most dangerous countries to police - Somalia.
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.
Hearing the heart-wrenching stories of desperate families displaced in Somalia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged a massive scale up in international support to avert a famine in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa nation and curb the spread of cholera.
As a severe drought deepens in Somalia, the risk of famine is looming in the long-troubled country, with about half the population in need of some form of assistance, according to an assessment by United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners.