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Patients wander and doze in the courtyard of Hargeisa General Hospital’s mental health unit. Family members are responsible for their food, clothing, and bedding. Somaliland has no mental health professionals.
Dr. Aden Ismail, a tall, heavy-set man whose size and expensive watch marked him out as a qurbajoog, or returnee, took a few steps into his clinic, ducked a slab of broken concrete, and disappeared. “Careful,” he called back. “There could be unexploded mines here.”