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 […]


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 […]


Ensuring safe water during emergencies

Cesvi, CARITAS Switzerland and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) present the results of a reasearch that tested 420 water filters to be used in emergency contexts.