Men used to approach Hado Abdi Gedi full of anger, sometimes calling her names. Why? Because Hado works. More specifically, because Hado is doing a job that has always been reserved for men. She is one of three female security guards for water tanks in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya.
“This is the worst drought I’ve ever experienced in my entire lifetime”, says 50-year-old Asha, who left her home three months ago. Back in her village in Wadamagoo up in the mountains of Somaliland, she used to live happily with her husband, six children, 200 sheep and goats and 10 camels.
Bushra Abdullah and her family came to Hajja city, Yemen in search of a better life after being displaced from their home in Alwasha district due to the country’s conflict. Yemen is also facing a cholera outbreak that is compounding the country’s dire humanitarian crisis.
Seven-month-old Hatem waits to have the tube from the rehydration kit used to treat him for cholera removed. His little hand cannot take it any more. But the hospital where he was brought to receive treatment is crowded with new cases of infection arriving by the minute.
Ten-year-old Mustafa was admitted to the cholera isolation center at the Aljomhuri Hospital in Hajja, Yemen, in critical condition. His parents had hoped that the infection would clear by itself and delayed bringing Mustafa to the hospital.
For the second time in a month, 9-year-old Jehad is in the cholera isolation center at Yemen’s Aljomhuri Hospital. “Every day many people in my village get sick.
Jehad, 9, is in the hospital for the second time in a month with cholera. She lives in the Mabyan district in Hajja governorate of Yemen and the country’s cholera outbreak has hit his village hard. “Every day many people get sick with the disease.
Layla, a 22-year-old mother of three, lies in the cholera isolation unit at the Aljomhuri Hospital in Hajja, Yemen. She came to the hospital as soon as she started experiencing cholera symptoms. “I listen to the radio and every day they talk about cholera and its symptoms.