University of Ottawa student uses holidays to deliver aid to Yemeni refugee camp

While many university students headed home for the holidays, a biomedical science student from the University of Ottawa decided to use her time to travel thousands of kilometres away to deliver aid to Yemeni refugees at a camp in Djibouti.
Before her trip, Zein Ahmed raised $10,000 — mostly through an online GoFundMe.com campaign — and she credits the generosity of strangers for the campaign’s success.

“We only had a short period of time to do this,” said Ahmed during an interview just before leaving Ottawa. “It just shows how the Ottawa community has such a big heart.”

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