Red eyed from insomnia, still covered in the black burqa imposed by armed groups, Awa (right) has a sad story to share. As she is still very distressed, it is Assan (left), her sister, who tells CARE Awa’s story.  

“After the January shooting in Diabaly, my sister Awa walked nearly 100 miles from Diabaly to Sibirila with two of her children and eight other unaccompanied children.

Traumatized by the events in Diabaly, she doesn’t talk much now, and she is not her usual self. She is currently receiving medical treatment so that she can better deal with her distress.

Things are tough for us now with having to look after all the children as well.” 

Photo: 2013 CARE