Halima Cissé and her husband Abdelkader Arby welcomed their nine babies (five girls and four boys) in Morocco in May 2021. The children, who were born at 30 weeks and weighed between 1 and 2 pounds, spent months in the hospital. before being born. She moved into an apartment and continued to receive care in the North African country.
Earlier this week, they made the trip to Mali, where her parents lived before Cissé, now 27, was taken to a clinic in Morocco before the birth of her children.
Health Minister Dieminatou Sangare said her mother and her children arrived home “safe and sound” on Tuesday, according to AFP.
That same day, Sangare shared photos of the happy family on Facebook, including a picture of the entire family.
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Cissé was 25 weeks pregnant when she was first admitted to a Casablanca hospital last year, according to AFP. She delivered the children five weeks later via caesarean section.
“It’s a lot of work, but Allah, who gave us this blessing, will help us raise and care for them,” Arby said after the arrival of her children, according to the BBC.
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In May, as the un-illegals celebrated their first birthdays, Guinness World Records announced that they had claimed the title of most children born in a single birth to survive.
(The previous record of eight was developed by Nadya Suleman, an American woman endorsed “Octomom”, in 2009.)
“It’s the first time,” Sangare said, according to AFP. “It’s a source of pride for us,”