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Mohamed Abdi Yusuf: My Feet Have Carried Me Back

When I was a young boy, I yearned to leave Somalia. I wanted to travel wherever my feet could carry me, in search of a better life. Eventually, I attempted to travel to Europe through Libya. I was arrested in Libya, and sent back to Somalia. I tried to leave Somalia once again. This time, I wanted to travel to Saudi Arabia through Yemen. When I got to Yemen, I ran out money. I thought I would only stay in the country for a few days, but I ended up staying for much longer. In fact, I made Yemen my home for six years. And now, my feet have carried me back home to Somalia.