The Challenges of War

These three comics reflect those of thousands of Somalis whose life experiences have been shaped by the 1991 civil war and the perpetual violence ever since

Our comics tell the stories of Ayaan, Lembaka and Abdi, whose experiences reflect those of thousands of Somalis. These graphic narratives are a testament to the resilience and bravery of people across Somalia, who are determined to build secure futures for themselves and their families.

Peace Direct is an international charity dedicated to supporting local people to stop war and build lasting peace in some of the world’s most fragile countries. Led by local people, they tackle the causes of violence at the root, and rebuild lives after war has torn communities apart. They are dedicated to making peace a practical option, ensuring local people have the skills and resources to make it a reality.

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