Photographer Jared Moossy traveled to Somalia this September, photographing a country ravaged by famine. He visited two refugee camps, near Bald Hawa and Dolo, and the capital, Mogadishu. What he saw — and what he photographed — was a country ravaged by decades of war, drought, and terrorism.
Above, women in Bald Hawa, gather to express their frustration and tell their stories — where they had traveled from, why they had left — while waiting for a food aid to be delivered. Several people in the group had walked for days to reach the refugee camp; many had lost family members along the way. link
Although Somalia is no longer battling famine, the Horn of Africa country remains in the grip of a humanitarian crisis with four million people in need of aid, according to U.N. figures. (Reuters)
Lynsey Addario / VII for Newsweek
First war, now starvation. A famine in Somalia could kill as many 750,000 people, while much-needed food is turned away by the Islamist Al-Shabab. Hundreds of thousands have fled to the world’s largest refugee camp at Dadaab, Kenya, where hunger and dehydration are also now rampant.
Jan Grarup of Noor Images captured pictures of the influx of refugees arriving at Ethiopia’s Dollo Ado camp this October. In the area around the border city of Dollo Ado between Somalia and Ethiopia, four large refugee camps – Hilaweyn, Kobe, Malkadida and Bokomayo – are extremely overcrowded, hosting more than 120,000 refugees. A fifth camp is under construction to deal with the big influx of people arriving daily. ….LINK
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Dominic Nahr. Mogadishu, Somalia. August 9, 2011
I have never watched children die in front of me before. Watching their last breath as their chest slowly and with long pauses slightly expand and then deflate again. Until, it suddenly stops. The children who arrived at the Banadir hospital in Mogadishu were in bad shape, but they were the lucky ones. Some of them who made it to the hospital early enough managed to pull through, even with limited medical supplies and overworked, unpaid, and tired nurses. However, for most, it was a place they came to die.