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Khadija Muhumed is 75 years old. She arrived in Dadaab camp with her 5 children 10 months ago. Her husband was killed in Somalia in 2011 when he refused the recruitment of his son into a militia group. A few days later, the same people who killed her husband stole all her livestock. Khadija is a participant in the cash relief project that AFSC is implementing in Dadaab refugee camp. She recently received Ksh 8500 from the project. Khadija said she used her money to buy milk, meat, sugar, firewood and the dress and hijab she is wearing. During the recent camp visit by AFSC’s Project Manager, Khadija testified; “I have never held any money of my own since I came to Dadaab, my face has always remained dry due to lack of oil and my children has not eaten meat ever since we came to Dadaab. May Allah bless the people who have remembered us”
Khadija Muhumed is 75 years old. She arrived in Dadaab camp with her 5 children 10 months ago. Her husband was killed in Somalia in 2011. Photo by: John Bongei/AFSC.