Amina and Filsan Abdi at home, Mogadishu, c.1990

photo: courtesy of the Abdi Family

Amina (16) and Filsan (14), pictured here in traditional shash and guntino (head covering and dress), were the oldest children and happily attending school when their lives changed foreverr. Although both parents wre increasingly harassed, it was not until Yusuf Abdi was abducted on his way to work and imprisoned in 1989 that he realized that he and his family could no longer safely remain in Mogadishu.