Akbert with her 3 girls, Azmara, Erdanus and little Radyet, Um-Rakoba Refugees' Camp, Gedarif State, Sudan, February 2021.

This case study follows a 35 years old single mother of 7, Akbert Gebremariaw, from Abderafi, Ethiopia. She lost her husband in the conflict and now settles in Um-Rakuba Refugee Camp, Gedarif State, Sudan. The study describes what happened back home and her day to day activities.

The Um-Rakuba Refugee Camp in Gedarif Sate of Sudan is currently home to over 20,000 refugees who have fled conflict in Ethiopia. Islamic Relief has responded to the refugee crisis since November 2020 and has provided food items among other essential items. Islamic Relief has also provided non-food items such as kitchen utensils and also hygeine kits for women and girls. We have also built latrines and washing facilities at the camp. Islamic Relief continues to work at Um-Rakuba Refugee Camp providing the most essential assistance to the refugees.