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Reference : V-P-SO-E-00908
Date : 20/02/2018
Country/Region : SOMALIA
Caption : Mogadishu, Kalkal camp. This woman is a “well-known” henna artist at Kalkal. Clients come to her brush (tent) to get their hair braided and henna applied. Through her business she is able to earn quick cash to buy food and take her children to dugsi (madrassa - Islamic school).
Photographer : HUSSEIN DAHIR, Anisa
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : For more than 4,000 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu, 2018 brought another challenge to an environment already marred by conflict and drought: eviction. Longstanding camps for internally displaced families were demolished, leaving some of the city’s most vulnerable residents homeless.
Many resettled in Kalkal centre, a camp that is now home to roughly 800 people on the outskirts of Mogadishu. To help vulnerable families restart their lives, the ICRC provided cash grants of $85 per household for three months. Among them were women entrepreneurs—most of them widows and single mothers—who, despite the myriad of challenges they faced, are carving out a living for themselves and their children.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3232x2424
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour