We wanted to go to the Kenyan refugee camps, but we were not able to pay the high price of the transportation. Instead, we arrived in Jilib, hoping to get some assistance. We used to have cows but we lost most of our livestock four months ago. When we lost our last two cows, we set out from our village on foot. It took us 15 days to reach Jilib.
A recently arrived mother of six, who walked for most of the 150 miles to reach the camp for displaced people in Jilib, Somalia. As a prolonged drought carries on, more and more families are leaving their homes and undertaking long, arduous journeys in hopes of finding relief and assistance. Learn more.