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Former al-Shabaab hideout now a thriving school

You are eight years old. Your family has fled the war in Yemen. You arrive in Somalia after a 16-hour journey. What happens to your dream for an education? Read how AAH Somali in partnership with UNHCR is facilitating education for Yemeni refugees seeks, providing structure and stability for children who have been traumatized by war.

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Displaced but not misplaced

Pascal, a refugee from Burundi, is a self-taught barber who's perfecting his skill at Kakuma Refugee Camp.

 

  

 

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 Yemeni refugee running pastry business in Somaliland

For over one year now Eskander has been selling these sweet pastries, the main source of his income. Eskander Hussein Afif is a Yemeni refugee livng in Sheikh Madar, a small town east of Hargeisa.

 

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Empowerment through tailoring for Somali woman

Sarah Hassan Abdi, 41, has gone through a lot of physical abuse, but she put the experiences behind her, and now concentrates on her tailoring business. Meticulously working on outfits such as dresses, she has new vivacity for life. Her face glows with commitment.

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Woman embraces biogas in Kakuma

Four pieces of firewood  in the camp costs an average Ksh100 ($1). For a family of four children that is the average amount they require to prepare one meal. Susan Naimana, 37, is a mother of four who has been struggling to prepare meals for her children due to the prohibitive cost of firewood, in Kakuma Refugee Camp, in Turkana County, Kenya that has a population of over 190, 000 refugees.

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Inspiring story ahead of the World Refugee day.