Dubbed as “The Saints of Somalia”, Dr Hawa Abdi and her two daughter were recently named as Woman of the year for her selfless contribution to Somalia.
Hawa Abdi is an obstetrician and gynecologist who in 1983 established a one-room clinic near Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. Over time this small operation evolved into one of the largest camps and medical facilities for internally displaced people in the war-torn country. Today the camp houses 90,000 people, mostly women and children. She works alongside her two daughters, also doctors, under perilous conditions.
In this video she recounts how she runs the clinic and the reason she started it.