Having left everything behind, she had no choice but to make the dangerous journey to a camp for the internally displaced in Mogadishu with her two infant sons.
Hani made it to the camp and gave birth to Nala, but her ordeal was far from over due to massive food shortages.
“We never have enough food,” said Hani.
“When we hear the explosions, we know we are going to go hungry.
“There are days when we eat and there are days when we go without, that’s the way it is. I have never known a time where we have had food every day.
“When we arrived at the camp, people died almost every day and were buried in nearby graves.
“One of our relatives died because she didn’t have enough food. That was devastating and frightened us more.”
Due to Hani’s struggles, Nala was born underweight and malnourished. Despite being nine months old when she arrived at the nutrition centre, she weighed the same as a newborn.
“I was weak so my baby was born small,” added Hani.
“She never gained weight because I could not feed her properly. My baby has no energy. She used to look at me a lot and smile, but now Nala just lies in my arms and sleeps.
“I worry day and night about my child. I thought she was going to die.”
Nala is one of 25,000 severely malnourished children who have received food and medical support from Concern in 2018, with over 225,000 babies and young children screened for malnutrition since January.
In addition to nutrition support, Concern is also distributing essential items including hygiene and sanitation kits, kitchen ware, mosquito nets, and cash transfers to those living in Somalia’s camps for internally displaced people.