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  • Fatima's story of escaping her family
  • Oh no the Shabab is here! Where are my parents!?
  • At the age of 11, Fatima without her family followed her neighbors to a Kenya refugee camp to escape the danger of the civil war in Somalia.
  • I can't believe Fatima is still alive!?
  • Yeah and has two multiracial kids. She shouldn't be alive.
  • One of the reasons Fatima went to the refugee camp was because the civil war had made it to her village and it was very dangerous. She also wanted to move with her family because Somalia is one of the poorest nations.
  • They are trying to get me and my kids, I need to get out of here.
  • In the Kenyan refugee camp at the age of 16 she was pregnant with her first daughter and got a job washing clothes to support the two of them.  A few years later, she was pregnant with her second daughter.
  • You stupid kids!
  • After she gave birth to her second child, her parents, still in Somalia, learned that Fatima had two kids that were multiracial.    they also discovered that she hadn't married,as well as her location, and they thought she had brought too much shame to the community.
  • Fatima, starting to feel very unsafe, fled with her children to Thailand when her parents said, "There's only a small border between us and we will find you. You  have brought too much shame into this world to continue living." Once in Thailand she went to UNHCR and got housing for her and her children.
  • In her new community she noticed that most of the people near her were also from Somalia and tried to reach out but the people were hostile to her. The community all knew about her and called her kids "bastard kids."
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