International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Quoted: “If I were in Somalia..."

“If I were in Somalia, I would simply go to a traditional birth attendant and my chances of living would have been very slim. But here, I know I will get help and even if something bad comes up, they will be able to treat it.” 

- Sophia Abdi, a 32-year-old mother of three, who is expecting her fourth child at a clinic run by the International Rescue Committee in the Dadaab refugee camp complex in northwestern Kenya.
Sophia's story is part of a series of features that UNPFA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the IRC have produced about life in the camps where hundreds of thousands of people have sought refuge from war and famine in the Horn of Africa.

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