5 Questions for a Displaced Person in Mogadishu

Abdinasir Mohamed Guled spends five minutes asking a displaced person in Mogadishu five questions.

What is your name and where are you from?

My name is Ali Hussein, I come from the town of Jowhar 90km north of Mogadishu.

How many family members are currently with you and who are they?

My nine children and my wife are with me in this refugee camp called Siliga.

How did you get your last meal?

My life always depends on the few pennies we earn on rare days. We don't get a meal everyday, but the days we miss getting something to eat the neighboring refugees will share with us.

How has your life changed in the past year?

My life has become very bad in the past year because most of the workplaces and markets have turned into ghost towns or been abandoned because of the fighting and killings.

If you could talk to an immigrant in New York what would you ask?

If I could talk to an immigrant in New York I would ask him how he earns his living and the type of houses they live in compared to our makeshift huts. I would also ask him why he fled his country if it's peaceful.


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