One Day I Will Sell Jewels
Fatime, 10, from Chad, dressed up as a jewelry seller. “My family had a good life before fleeing our village. We were not missing of anything. My father was selling camels to rich people. We’re alive, thank God but we’ve lost everything, our camels, our jewels, our savings. Everything. The journey was too long without our camels. This is not ok for children or for adults to live like this. We’haven’t done anything wrong.When I grow up I want to sell jewels. In my culture it’s a shame if a girl doesn’t wear jewels. I want girls and women to wear beautiful things”
People from the Lake Chad region in West Africa are trapped in one of the most devastating humanitarian crisis in the world today. 10.7 million people in northeast Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad need urgent humanitarian assistance. More than half of them are children.
Photo by @vtremeau