Africa - Kenya
A place of peace
Not long ago, Luley was a hopeful young bride. She and her husband had two healthy children, and their livestock were doing well. But then the conflict that has driven so many Somali people from their homes overtook this family, too.
Fearing death at the hands of the militiamen who had sought to press him into service, Luley’s husband fled their home.
"I may never know if my husband is alive or dead," she says sadly. Soon after her husband left, she and the children had to leave, too. "I needed to look for peace for my children and myself."
Luley found the peace she had hoped for in a refugee camp, supported by your gifts through the international work of Lutheran Disaster Response.
When Luley and the children arrived at the refugee camp, they weren’t sure where to go. They were placed in temporary housing and given food and water right away. The staff at the refugee camp quickly found a tent for the family.
Luley and her children have a place to call home again. She says that she is adjusting to her new life as a refugee. With the support of her relatives, new neighbors and the gifts of those who responded to the Horn of Africa Relief, Luley has hope again.
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Photo credit: The Lutheran World Federation/Melany Markham