Twenty year-old Mona Saleh Sheikh is divorced and brought Waheed, her only child, to Zinjibar for his vaccination because medical services have not yet resumed in her home town of Al Mindarah in Al-Kawd, Abyan, where she recently returned after being internally displaced for over a year and a half. UNHCR/ AMIRA AL-SHARIF
7.Mona Saleh Sheikh, 20 years, the veiled woman in the middle who is holding her little baby Waheed after taking him to Zinjibar to get his vaccination, she is a divorced woman who has only one baby at AlMindarah, AlKawd Al-Othmani, Abyan.
Fatimah Awen Salim and her family used to live in Odebah in Shoqrah where they would collect seeds for animal feed. They fled out into the arid desert when the fighting began in 2011 and have been living without any facilities. UNHCR/ AMIRA AL-SHARIF
Thirty year-old Anisah Mahdhar Mohammed is a widow with seven children. Life had already been difficult for her and her children before they had to flee when the fighting began in 2011. She raises goats and collects seeds to sell as animal feed so she can cover the expenses of her seven year-old daughter Khadejah who has epilepsy. UNHCR/ AMIRA AL-SHARIF
Although Seeda Salim has returned to her home in Zinjibar, Abyan, she feels frustrated over what she found after having to flee in 2011 from the fighting. She has no source of income, and relies on support for her and her mentally ill son from her son-in-law who works for the electricity company. UNHCR/ AMIRA AL-SHARIF
Nimah Saleh Mohammed holds her grandson and takes care of her granddaughters and grandsons at their home in Al-Kawd, Abyan. She said, Ñ—e only returned because this is our house and land. Otherwise we would not have returned as there is no electricity or water and there are no services. When we were in Aden we could not pay the rent, and we were not comfortable so far from our home.Ñ UNHCR/ AMIRA AL-SHARIF
Eighty-three year-old Fatoma Nasr Ahmed recently returned to her home in Al-Obiedah neighbourhood in Al -Kawd, Abyan. Her son Mohammed Awad Salem said, Ñ—e fled to Lahj and found shelter in the Vocational Institute. We returned to Abyan in October 2012 to find our house destroyed. We are struggling to re-build our house but to survive I go out each day to find work.Ñ UNHCR/ AMIRA AL-SHARIF