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Eskander pastry shop Yemeni refugee running pastry business in Somaliland

For over one year now Eskander Hussein Afif has been selling these sweet pastries, the main source of his income. He 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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Meet Bigirimana, a top goat farmer in Kyangwali

Samson Bigirimana, 26, was no different from other child refugees who entered Uganda amidst uncertainty, close to 20 years ago. But he has made  a mark through farming. As this year’s World Refugee Day was marked with the theme “Get to Know Refugees.

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Yemeni refugee runs successful taxi business in Hargeisa

He is about six-feet tall and carries a friendly smile, as he drives cautiously along streets in Hargeisa city, Somaliland. He talks fleetingly and slowly, but maintains his amicability. He has proven that refugees can led normal lives and fend for themselves. 

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Inspiring story ahead of the World Refugee day.