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Reference : V-P-SO-E-00911
Date : 20/02/2018
Country/Region : SOMALIA
Caption : Mogadishu, Kalkal camp. This woman hand-weaves baskets to fulfill orders placed by her clients in Baqra, one of the largest markets in Mogadishu. It takes her about two weeks to finish one basket, which she sells for $30. “With the little I get I am able to buy food and medicine for my children,” she said.
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