This comic tells the stories of Ayaan and Abdi, ordinary Somalis whose lives have been affected by the war. They have shown remarkable resilience, bravery and determination in their efforts to build a safe and secure life for themselves and their families.
Ayaan was just six years old when the Somali Civil War started. With limited opportunities to escape the poverty and conflict still surrounding her as an adult, our partner, the Social life and Agricultural Development Organisation (SADO), transformed her life for the better.
Abdi’s father was killed when he was a child, forcing his family to flee their home city. After years of poverty and no opportunities as a result of the war, his future prospects changed as a result of the support of Peace Direct partner, SADO.
Read the comics today, as told by Ayaan and Abdi:
This is the story of Patience, told in her own words. In bravely telling her story, we are reminded of the realities facing women in areas of conflict, but also of the resilience and strength to rebuild their lives. The women that, with the right support, find new opportunities to leave a life of violence behind. Read more »
This comic tells the stories of Lembaka, a young man in DR Congo whose life was turned upside down by violent conflict. His story is one of resilience, bravery and determination to turn away from violence, and turn towards peace. Read more »