Hello Everybody, My name is Abdullahi Abshir, a Somali refugees who has lived in South Africa for 11years. At the end of August me and my family were victims of xenophobic violence which you all know happens almost every year now. Our shop and house was looted by local community members and this is now the fourth time this has happened. As the shop was the only source of income we have lost our ability survive without help. Every time there is this violence in South Africa we always lose our stock and belongings.
Me, my wife and our 3 children and my brother now want to go back to Somalia because we always get attacked and all our belongings and stock for the shop is taken every time there is xenophobia. The recent attack left us with nothing because people came and took the stock which was in the house which we were going to use to try to restart our lifes. We require help to return to Somalia which is still going through a civil war because we can not continue like this in South Africa. Please help us to go back home.