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Somaliland, el vecino pacífico. Hayat nació en Mogadiscio (Somalia) en 1989, pero tuvo que huir de su país cuando todavía no había cumplido los dos años por el inicio del conflicto armado que dura hasta hoy. En su huída pasó por Dadaab (Kenia), el que hoy es el campo de refugiados más grande del mundo, y vivió en Kenia y Tanzania. Hace 12 años el destino le llevó a España y desde allí ha seguido con tristeza las distintas fases de la interminable guerra somalí.

Women from Somalia

somali woman possible from afgooye, somalia 1967 — photo by virginia luling

somali woman with her baby

Buurhakaba, Bay, SO. November 1986. Ph: Nicola Prisco copyrighted.

Bossaso by CK Somalia, via Flickr----- This 18 year old girl came in under full grand mal. If the clinic could not have done a cesarean (impossible just a few years ago before UNICEF supplied them with desperately needed equipment), she and her son would be dead.

Bossaso Hospital by CK Somalia, via Flickr- This 18 year old girl was in labour for 2 days. Her mother somehow hired a car in the middle of nowhere and the two of them traveled through trecherous and dangerous mountains and deserts in scorching heat for 2 days with no food or water. Another day in labour in the clinic before a life saving C-section was given to her. Daughter and mum are fine. Grandmother said she didn't give birth at home due to laziness.

Biadoa Refugee Camp by CK Somalia, via Flickr

Just in from Mogadishu by CK Somalia, via Flickr

Hanano 1 Refugee Camp by CK Somalia, via Flickr

Somali female Police officers

Buurhakaba, Bay, SO. November 1986. Ph: Nicola Prisco copyrighted.