Arbai and her newborn daughter, Saida. 2006. Clarkston, Georgia. Arbai, was resettled to Georgia in 2004 after spending nearly 13 years in a refugee camp in Kenya.
Before the war our life was good. We had four little girls. We got separated when the war came to our home, the home where my parents were killed. We started running, and the older girls ran way on their own. I thought we were all together but then I discovered they werenât with us. It was too dangerous for me to go back. Bullets were flying everywhere. I was afraid of losing the two children I was carrying. May God help me. I carried them both out of Somalia. But I couldnât find my husband or my other daughters. I found my husband later in the refugee camps but I never found my older daughters.