Somalias New Dawn | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya
Somalias New Dawn | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya
Dock Workers | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya
Dock Workers | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya

A Somali man in Mogadishu's main port carries cement, just offloaded from a ship, into a waiting truck nearby on April 15. Despite the continued threat of al Shabaab in Somalia, much of daily life in Mogadishu has returned to normal, and the capital's economy growing fast.

Fishermen | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya
Fishermen | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya

Two fishermen prepare their boat for a night of fishing at a port in Bossaso, Puntland, on October 8, 2017.

Lifeguard | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya
Lifeguard | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya

A lifeguard sits watch on Mogadishu's main beach of LIdo. The Mogadishu lifeguards, consisting entirely of a volunteer force of fisherman, began patrolling Lido late last year as the beach has become an increasingly popular destination for the city's residents since al Shabab withdrew the majority of its militants from the city in 2011.

Independence Day | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya
Independence Day | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya

A band plays at Konis stadium in Mogadishu, Somalia, to celebrate the country's Independence Day on July 1. Today's celebrations mark 53 years since the Southern regions of Somalia gained independence from Italy and joined with the Northern region of Somaliland to create Somalia.

Jowhar Farm | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya
Jowhar Farm | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya

A woman stands above her crops on a platform, keeping a lookout for birds, near the town of Jowhar, Somalia, on December 15.

Somali National Army | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya
Somali National Army | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya

Somali National Army soldiers sit waiting on March 21 at a base in Janaale, Somalia, ahead of an offensive currently being planned by both the SNA and the African Union Mission in Somalia on the nearby town of Qoryooley.

Maternity Ward | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya
Maternity Ward | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya

Daynab Jama, a midwife, delivers a baby in the maternity ward of Banadir Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, on January 22, 2018.

The country also has some of the highest rates of infant mortality in the world, with only one out of every ten children making it to their first birthday.

Water Collection | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya
Water Collection | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya

A man walks towards a well with his donkey cart to collect water in Garbahaarey town in the Gedo region of Somalia on August 11. AMISOM's Humanitarian Unit today conducted an assesment of Garbahaarey town in the Gedo region of Somalia. The team visited the town's hospital, school, market, and water points during the visit.

Food Line | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya
Food Line | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya

Female IDPs line up at a food distribution center in Afgoye, Somalia, on August 4, 2013.

Relief agencies, constantly fighting for funding, do their best to get the food they have to those most in need.

Malnourished Child | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya
Malnourished Child | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya

A malnourished child looks up at a scale as he's weighed and treated for malnourishment at Banadir hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, on March 9, 2011. Somalia is currently experiencing a severe drought, and may be on the brink of famine unless urgent humanitarian action is taken soon.

Belet Weyne | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya
Belet Weyne | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya

A woman sits in an IDP camp on the outskirts of Belet Weyne on February 20. The IDP camp is currently home to four hundred people displaced by floods that affected the region late last year. Belet Weyne, Somalia's fifth largest city, is located 315 km from the country's capital Mogadishu. The city was first liberated from the extremist group al Shabab in September 2011 by Ethiopian troops, but was taken over by the Djiboutian contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in September 2012.

Night Patrol | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya
Night Patrol | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya

A Ugandan soldier, part of the African Union Mission in Somalia, guards a quiet street in Mogadishu while on night patrol in the city.

Elections | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya
Elections | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya

Election officials count delegates' votes during Somalia's process to pick members of parliament in Mogadishu, Somalia, on December 6, 2016. Somalia is currently electing members to the House of the People, who will then go on to elect Somalia's new president along with the Upper House of parliament.

Sunset | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya
Sunset | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya

A Somali girl walks down a road at sunset in an IDP camp near the town of Jowhar on December 14. Fighting between clans has displaced more than twelve thousand people near the town of Jowhar, Somalia. Many have sought temporary shelter near an African Union military camp in the area, who are currently providing security for the IDPs.

Mogadishu Streets | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya
Mogadishu Streets | Tobin Jones Photography | Nairobi, Kenya

A private security convoy, necessary for NGOs and other foreign visitors, makes its way through the city streets in Mogadishu, Somalia, on August 12, 2013.