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HIJRA Staff Member Sustains Critical Injuries in Lower Shabelle

Main gate of Daryeel health centerOn Monday the 25th of May, a HIJRA staff member at the Daryeel Mother and Child Healthcare Clinic in Lafooye sustained critical injuries from a stray mortar shell striking directly outside the clinics boundaries

The staff member has now been transferred to a main surgical facility in Mogadishu to recover from fractures on both arms and massive haemorrhaging.

“We are incredibly grateful to our staff for the courage they show everyday. Such bravery is truly an example to us all. At this time, we are deeply saddened by the events and look forward to seeing a speedy recovery.” - Daud Rahoy, Officer in Charge Mogadishu

Two days after the incident the clinic was forced to suspend its operations due to the continued fighting.

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