We were in March, some years ago…

Eravamo nel marzo di qualche anno fa

“We were in March, some years ago. One day, around mid-afternoon, a mini bus almost full of people rushed in the Jazeera Health Centre, located about 20km out of Mogadishu. There was a pregnant woman in final labour contraction, ready to deliver her baby. We immediately put her in a birthing room, but I soon […]


Dhiban: A story of hope and redemption from Somalia

Dhiban is a fifteen-year-old young woman living in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in El-Dhanan in the Jazeera zone, Somalia. Because of a cholera outbreak in her village, she has lost both her parents at the age of four. Alone and with no family, Dhiban was given in custody to her aunt who […]


Shaping the future: Dreams and hopes of children in Misrata

Always committed to child protection and to the promotion of the fundamental rights of children – especially through the programme Houses of Smiles active in many countries around the world – today Cesvi Foundation intervenes also in support of the resilience process of vulnerable boys and girls, their parents and caregivers in Western Libya through […]


Thanks to her shop, Hibaaq finds hope for the future of her family

Hibaaq in her shop.

Like many other regions in Somalia, Hobyo district is experimenting an ongoing critical situation. The constant threat of drought and desert locust infestations have destroyed the pasture and incredibly worsened the conditions of the livestock. As a consequence, many rural households living in the countryside have been forced to displace into the main villages in […]


Resilient Ameera


Ameera sits in the cool and dim meeting room in Cesvi’s office premise. The windows have drawn curtains, shielding the place from Libya’s soaring summer temperatures. She recounts her personal journey in the presence of a Cesvi psychologist and her dedicated case worker who have been supporting and seeing her and her son for the […]


Unstoppable Malika

Malika showing a dessert she produced.

“I am a rural girl; I got married at the age of 16 and my father taught me how to drive using a Peugeot car”. The incipit of Malika’s story could be the opening line of a coming-of-age novel. But her story is much more than this. The now 47-year-old Libyan woman was sent off […]