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Issue 503/ 17th - 23rd Sept 2011

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Somaliland News

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Fadumo Saeed Draws Attention To The Plight Of Homeless Children

Dr Ise Abdi Jama Urges Somaliland Physicians To Work Diligently, Warns Against Personal Attacks

Journalists Continue To Be Targeted In Somaliland

Local and Regional Affairs

Somaliland Appeals Court Confirms Fine For Newspaper Editor

Attackers Shoot Journalist In Somalia

Rwandan Artists Sing Their Big Hearts For Somalia

Air Raids Heard In Southern Somalia

Somalia Crisis Has Cost World $55 Billion Since 1991 - Report

Al-Shabaab Allows Turks To Deliver Relief

Three Terrorist Groups In Africa Pose Threat To U.S., American Commander Says


The Business Of Famine In South Somalia

Features & Commentary

Session: Africa’s Challenge: South Sudan And Beyond

Twenty Years Of Collapse And Counting: The Cost Of Failure In Somalia

Somalia: On the Road to Recovery or Déjà vu?

Travelers Should Beware Of Pirates

A Man-Made Disaster: How Militant Islamism, The War Against Terror And Famine Are Connected In Somalia

International News


Is There A Country Called “Somalia”? A Widespread Misconception

Etihad, This Amazing Airline Deserves Attention!

The Triumph Of Democracy And Good Governance In Somaliland

Current Status Of Forests And Woodlands In Somaliland: (Threats And Opportunities)


Fadumo Saeed Draws Attention To The Plight Of Homeless Children

Hargeysa, Somaliland, September 17, 2011 (SL Times) – The Chairwoman of ODXA, Fadumo Saeed Ibrahim, warned that the number of homeless children is increasing in Somaliland and their situation is getting worse. She added that if nothing is done about this issue, Somaliland will face serious consequences.
Fadumo Saeed Ibrahim said this in an interview with Haatuf Newspaper in her office. She also made the following points:
-Although the construction of the homeless shelter was completed, and the ministry of family affairs had taken over the building, there are still no children in the shelter.
-There are two categories of homeless children in Somaliland: those who are citizens of Somaliland, and those who are not citizens such as refugees from Ethiopia and people who fled the wars in Somalia.
-Many of the homeless children have become drug addicts and some of them are even involved in prostitution.
-Rape of homeless children has increased and has taken even uglier turns such as gang rapes.
-Her court case against the governor of Sahil region is still active and she is waiting for the court’s decision.
-She is ready to take part in the political process of the country when she gets a chance.
Fadumo Saeed emphasized in the interview that it is part of the government’s responsibility to help homeless children, and that the government would be held accountable for its handling of the situation. She also added that it is a religious duty for all Somalilanders to help the homeless.










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