The camp where I meet Muna is jumble of structures. Some homes are built with corrugated iron and brick while others seemed scraped together hastily with salvaged items such as old curtains, flattened powered milk containers and large pieces of wood.
Muna is a Family Health Worker with Save the Children and tells me that people first started arriving in the camp as long ago as 2003, which is when her family arrived, forced from their home by conflict and severe drought.
Since then, people have arrived in waves every year, driven by yet another crisis. The most recent influx is due to the severe water shortages and drought currently gripping many parts of Somalia.
“Children living in the camp are at risk because the living conditions are so bad and sometimes families cannot afford clean drinking water. Sometimes they cannot afford to send all of their children to school,” Muna says.
Seeing how children were suffering in the camp, Muna decided to volunteer as a Family Health Worker. Sixteen years later, she’s still goes door-to-door each day visiting families and providing basic healthcare for children and pregnant and breastfeeding women in her community.
We set off together on her daily rounds and walk through the wide, dusty streets, Muna waving to everyone we pass.