On the Run from Bullets and Bruises: Ayaan’s Story

I WASN’T BORN yet when I became a refugee for the first time. A man ran into our home while I was still in the womb, to tell my mother that her son had been killed trying to secure food. He warned her to flee to a displaced persons’ camp. My mother refused and was still holding my baby sister when men stormed our home. They shot and killed my sister, who was still an infant.