In Mogadishu, Somalia, food insecurity has made life unbearable for Farhia Abdi and her family. A widow with four children to care for, Farhia struggles to survive with little to no food for herself or her children.
Farhia already lost one son to malnutrition—just after her husband died in the Igadik IDP camp. Her son was only 2 years old. Farhia’s family traveled to the Igadik camp in search of help, when drought and famine struck Somalia in the summer of 2011.
Farhia explains, “If I find work, I can get food. Some days, no work, no food.”
For Farhia and her family, food distributions have been life-changing. Farhia wants to save money and get back to her village and farm where she can start earning a livelihood again. Food distributions help her get back on her feet.
“I am so happy and grateful … For the month of Ramadan and until now, we haven’t received any help. I am so thankful to Islamic Relief for this food,” says Farhia.