Aneb Mohamed, a 32-year-old mother of seven, traveled for 30 days to cross the border into Ethiopia from the Gedo region in Somalia, all in hope of finding safety and a better future for her and her children.
Back in Somalia, Aneb made a living for her family by running her small shop selling general goods. In the midst of the Somalia crisis, her house was burned down and then her shop too. After the death of her brother and the failing rains, she finally decided to pursue the same course as approximately 490,000 of her fellow citizens – a long walk, in hope of freedom and survival.
During her journey, one of her children died. By the time they reached Dolo Ado in Ethiopia, her youngest son was extremely ill and in immediate need of medical attention and food.
When Aneb and her family were placed in the newly opened Kobe Refugee camp, she took him to the International Medical Corps’ feeding program, which provided his first supply of food supplement.
“After only one week, he is looking healthy again,” said Aneb. “He is smiling and happy. This is all thanks to International Medical Corps! I don’t have to worry about his food anymore.”