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Keeping Hope Alive in Somalia: Dr. Hawa Abdi


When the Somalian government collapsed in 1991, Dr. Hawa Abdi was a young doctor operating a small clinic on her family farm 20 miles south of Mogadishu. As war ravaged the country, Abdi’s clinic grew into a 400-bed hospital and her farm became home to thousands of refugees. At one point, Abdi’s makeshift camp sheltered 1% of the country’s population, about 90,000 people.

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