Fatuma* lives in Somalia, a country in crisis. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, years of conflict, severe drought, deadly floods, and swarms of locusts left many Somalis without homes or land, and unable to feed their families.
Orphaned at a young age, Fatuma’s life has become increasingly precarious. She lives in a camp for internally displaced people outside of Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu. Growing up, she moved from one relative’s home to another, until she met her husband Hassan when she was 16 years old.
“He was a good man when I met him, or so I thought,” she says.