Over the last decade, the international community has faced a serious challenge: 21st century piracy off the coast of East Africa. In 2008, navies and taskforces began to be deployed to deal with[ Read More ]
Sitting at the back of a bus, walking home from Friday prayers, driving home from the airport after dropping a family member off. These are some of the everyday activities that alleged victims of[ Read More ]
Naeema has known nothing but war for her whole life, and even the overcrowded Ifo refugee camps were better than home.
They arrested me and took me to police station where I was detained with 12 other Somali women in a tiny room. There was nothing there so we had to sit on the dirty ground, shoulder to shoulder,[ Read More ]
In Nairobi, life was so much better than in the camp. We received support from relatives abroad, and I was able to attend school. All was going well until one night in May 2014,[ Read More ]
Our entire family lives in a one bedroom house, which does not even belong to us. We are squatters in an empty house that was abandoned by a family who fled the violence.[ Read More ]
Mohammed grew up in a country where being gay could get you killed. He believed dying was his best way out.
I grew up unable to show my true identity to anyone, not even my family. I didn’t have access to a community of similar people. For the first time in my life, I feel that I have a community and[ Read More ]
When Tanzanian Suleiman Abdullah arrived in “The Darkness”, so overwhelming was the stench that he thought he was back in his home of Zanzibar, and the smell was of rotting coral. In fact, he[ Read More ]