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Lena Towai with her newborn son. They have been living at a displacement camp in East Pokot County since August 2017

© UNFPA Kenya - Douglas Waudo

The morning of 20 August began like any other for Lena Towai, 35. Ms. Towai was in the final days of pregnancy, eagerly awaiting the arrival of her seventh child. Only hours later, her world would be turned upside down: She would face an armed more

Kenya

I'II probably would be dead by now were it not for their intervention,' Ms. Asinde said of the staff at the Kakuma Support Centre

© UNFPA Kenya / Douglas Waudo

Dalia Asinde was married 16 years ago in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She was 22 and in love, she said. But her husband soon became violent - and relentless. She lost count of the beatings, insults and torments he delivered. more

Kenya

Faith (centre) with her friends Sylvia (right) and Vivian, who all ran away from home to avoid female genital mutilation and child marriage.

© UNFPA Kenya/Douglas Waudo

Her father explained that an elder in their village, in Kenya’s Narok County, would marry her and pay a bride price, which would alleviate some of the family’s financial hardship. And the news got worse: Before she could be married off, she would more

Kenya

Cholera treatment centre.

Picture - Catherine Mumbi Trocaire, CAFOD

This is Somalia’s worst cholera outbreak in five years. So far, 71,663 cases have been counted, including more than 1,098 deaths, according to Doctor Ghulam Popal, the World Health Organization representative. In July, when Hussein was admitted, more

Somalia

Tana women

Picture by Nathan Siegel - IRIN

Kenya