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World Mourns Inspirational Muslim Journalist Hodan Nalayeh

The death of a Somali-Canadian journalist  in a Friday attack has prompted an outpouring of grief, BBC reported. Hodan Nalayeh dedicated her life to telling positive stories from a country suffering through decades of civil war, extremist attacks, and famine. In a Facebook post, her family said Nalayeh, a 43-year-old mother-of-two who was pregnant at …

The Sweetness of the East African Ramadan of My Childhood

The Sweetness of the East African Ramadan

I was born and bred in East Africa by the shores of the Indian Ocean. There, the palm trees swayed in the night to the lullaby of the breeze from the ocean, filling the air with the aroma of the sea. I Towards the end of Shaban, the nights prior to Ramadan were filled with …

Somali Teenager Sets Her Hopes High for the Future

Somali Teenager Sets Her Hopes High for the Future

War shattered 14-year-old Manaal’s dreams for the future. Now safe in the Netherlands, with new friends, her spirits are soaring once more. “I have only been in an airplane once and that is when we arrived here from Somalia,” says Manaal, who fled the country with her family. “In the airplane, I felt butterflies in …

Mogadishu Victims: They Are Not Just Numbers

As the number of Mogadishu bombing casualities increases, shocking details are revealing about the victims who were killed in the deadliest assault the country has ever witnessed.

UK Charity Raises Funds for Mogadishu

Responding to a devastating attack that killed and injured hundreds of people in Somalia’s Mogadishu, a UK-based charity has launched a fundraising campaign to support victims of the tragedy.

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Remembering the Hungry in Ramadan (Help Now)

As Muslims around the globe observe Ramadan, hundreds of thousands of families in the Horn of Africa face a growing risk of mass deaths from starvation due to a disastrous combination of droughts, and entrenched conflict. While families share Ramadan blessings with their loved ones, millions continue to live in the region in unbearable circumstances; …

Help Famine Victims in Yemen & Somalia

More than 23 million people are facing the risk of famine in Yemen and Somalia, according to figures by the United Nations. Aid agencies estimate that a total of 6.8 million people in Yemen are deemed to be in a state of emergency – one step from famine on the five-point integrated food security phase classification (IPC), …

Celebrities Come Together to Help Somalia

As Somalia suffers from another famine, the internet is coming together to help the people in the Somali peninsula, thanks to a campaign started by snapchat celebrity Jerome Jarre.



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