We can fight Corona, 2020 illustration, communicates a message of hope and survival. Najma created this work while she was recovering from the coronavirus. Despite the fear, confusion and knowledge that there was no cure, she used her art to cultivate her inner strength. It became her source of inspiration and she hopes that young Somali artists will also be motivated to help others face the “new normal”.
Najma Ahmed is a nurse from Somalia. She has created illustrations for many NGOs and worked on an art project in Mogadishu in 2020. She uses her artistic work to communicate with people in the Somali community on issues of peace, equality, and development.