Yemeni refugee's hope for better life despite war in his country
Gamal Hasan Othman, 56, is a Yemeni refugee currently living in Mogadishu, Somalia. When Gamal's hometown of Sanaa was bombed six months ago, Gamal got separated from his wife and children. He was forced to seek refuge in Somalia. "I am single," he smiles cheekily as he narrates his story to AAH Somalia's Monica Mwangi.
Youth in South Sudan get chance to acquire vocational skills
Twenty South Sudanese youth could have grown into adulthood without any skills, hence with minimal hopes of securing a source of income. But that is not the case anymore thanks to AAH South Sudan's humanitarian project in Unity State. They are now undergoing vocational training in leather making.
All for service to my fellow refugees
He gestures to stress a point. Katalayi Mbayi, 56, is a community facilitator who has lived in Zambia for the last 23 years. He has done this for a record eight years and is not ready to quit. He works alongside AAH Zambia staff in the Lusaka Urban Refugee Project to needs of refugees and asylum seekers and is part of the counselling team.
Group adopts modern farming method
In most cases, refugees are construed as needy and desperate and thus largely helpless. However, a farmers group in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Turkana County- known as ‘Umoja ni Nguvu’ (Unity is strength) - has defied this notion thanks to the introduction of modern farming technology.
Women group eatery gaining momentum
Grace Angelo believes refugees can empower themselves economically. Angelo, 40 a South-Sudanese is a single mother of three foster children. She came to Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya 25 years ago. She lived in the camp without a source of income for several years.