Al Hadder (22) was born in Soni Ali Ber, near Gao. He is a welder, and moved to Kidal in the hope of better earnings. After just two months, a single bullet changed everything.
"It was one morning in May 2014, the day fighting started again between the Malian army and armed groups," he explained. The people of Kidal had left their homes to stock up on supplies during a lull in the fighting. Al Hadder had joined them. "I'd gone back to my workshop, because if I didn't work I'd have no money to buy food.