A Somalian woman and her child take refuge at Jowle camp for the displaced in Garowe, Somalia. As of Dec. 31, 2017, 825,000 Somalians had been displaced by conflict. The IDPs, mostly women and children, live primarily in improvised shelters, exposing them to inclement weather, with poor hygiene facilities, thus heightening the risk of communicable diseases. Humanitarians are providing life-saving aid to people in need, but gaps exist.
(Photo by Agata Grzybowska/European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection) Photo used under CC BY