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Fatima at a primary health care centre in Gergaresh, Tripoli (UNHCR/Mohamed Alalem)
Fatima at a primary health care centre in Gergaresh, Tripoli (UNHCR/Mohamed Alalem)

Fatima – A refugee stitching together people’s lives

Fatima is a refugee from Darfur, Sudan, living in Tripoli. Since the COVID-19 outbreak emerged in Libya, Fatima has helped refugees and migrants stay safe, enabling access to important health services and spreading information on how to keep themselves safe.

“I’m very happy and proud to be working with a [humanitarian] organization. I’ve always done humanitarian work,” she says.

Fatima also runs a tailor shop - helping train others in a skill to enable them to support themselves. “Despite the work I’ve done, I still feel I haven’t done enough. There are many people in need of help, particularly women. We have to find solutions. We can’t let these problems continue.” Fatima is a health outreach volunteer with an international NGO, providing refugees and migrants with access to healthcare and health services.

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