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.
He hopes to be among the one hundred Yemeni refugees that will be supported through Cash-Based Interventions (CBI) project, being implemented by AAH Somalia. This is for self-reliance and primary education in Shangani and Bexani Districts of Mogadishu. The support is through funding of USD 275,347 from UNHCR. Fifty Yemeni refugee children of primary school age in the same area will also benefit from the three-month project that started in October.
Another project seeks to improve the livelihoods of at least 100 adult Somali returnees from Kenya and 150 Somali returnee children of primary school age in the two districts. The support is provided using CBI for primary education and self-reliance. The project received USD 309, 587 from UNHCR for the three-month project.