The Ali Family's Story

Several members of the Ali family suffered amputations by armed fighters in Somalia.

Afterward, their community isolated them. Because of this, they fled to the camps in Dadaab, Kenya, only to suffer the same discrimination because of their amputee status. They became withdrawn, bitter and more isolated.

When CVT outreach workers approached them, they agreed to join a small group counseling session. The counseling really helped them deal with the stigma and isolation. In addition, CVT’s outreach in the camps also helped neighbors recognize their role in excluding this family. In the end, the Ali family felt CVT had changed their life.

CVT’s work in Dadaab, Kenya is funded by a grant from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, the United National Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, Al Kaneb and the United Methodist Women International Ministries.

The names of survivors and some personal details have been changed to protect their identity.

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