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08 Apr 2013 description

By: Hussein Rudwan, Hygiene Promotion Officer, Bokolmanyo Refugee Camp, Ethiopia

After gunfire during a rebel attack in Somalia left Hassen bound to a wheelchair for life, he knew he could not let his children grow up amidst the brutal violence. Hassen remembers the exact day he and his family fled Mogadishu and the harrowing, eight-day journey to reach refugee camps in the Somali Region in Ethiopia. It was hard for them to leave everything behind and start a new life, but the conflict in Somalia gave them no choice.

28 May 2012 description

Kunse is a 20-year-old disabled woman living in the Kobe refugee camp in the Dolo Ado complex in Ethiopia where International Medical Corps has been working since 2009. Originally from Southern Somalia, Kunse was forced to make the dangerous journey into Ethiopia to escape the famine and conflict; a trip made on donkey cart, as she is unable to walk, across difficult terrain, lasting more than ten days.