Galcayo: A Town Divided, A Population Trying to Endure
Photographer Sven Torfinn recently visited Galcayo, a divided town in Somalia where MSF is working to deliver desperately-needed health care amid drought and malnutrition exacerbated by years of conflict.
Photographer Sven Torfinn recently visited MSF facilities in the town of Galcayo, in south-central Somalia, where MSF is working in hospitals on both sides of a divided town—which is to say in both Galcayo North and Galcayo South, areas separated by a shifting but constant frontline. The local population suffers from a now familiar litany of afflictions, including conflict, drought, malnutrition, and a severe lack of health care services, all of which are exacerbated and enabled by armed groups that have been battling each other for years. Below are images of a town divided, and a people trying to endure.