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Edging closer to dreams of becoming a doctor – Fardowsa’s story

Edging closer to dreams of becoming a doctor – Fardowsa’s story

Seated in the middle of her class, 17-year-old Fardowsa Gedi tries to catch up with an on-going lesson of her favourite subject mathematics. In 2012, Fardowsa’s family fled drought in Somalia and now live in the Ifo camp, which is the oldest of the three refugee camps...

Soap maker in Kenya refugee camp lowers prices to fight COVID-19

Soap maker in Kenya refugee camp lowers prices to fight COVID-19

When Innocent Havyarimana, a Burundian refugee, first heard handwashing was crucial in preventing coronavirus, he did something few businessmen would do – he lowered his prices. Others might have raised prices to increase profit, but his aim was to make his soap as accessible as possible, so he also boosted […]