Somalia

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Somali Youth display their stories for World Refugee Day

During the commemoration of the World Refuge Day, some Somali and Ethiopian youth were sponsored by AFSC to exhibit pieces of their photography, creative projects and cultural dances in Nairobi. The groups travelled long distances from Daadab refugee camp and from the Ogaden region of Ethiopia to share in Kenya’s capital, a regional hub.

Mediation exchange - presenter

Presenter during the Mediation Workshop

U.S. Must Respond to Humanitarian Crisis in Somalia

Aid Agencies Appeal to President Obama:

Mon, 20 April 2009

Somalia - Youth

Youth Capacity Building on Alternative Violence 

Alternative to Violence Program (AVP) training was facilitated by AVP Trust, Kenya between March and July 2009.  36 participants attended basic training, 26 attended advanced course, 18 participants attended facilitators training.

The 18 who graduated as facilitators have co- facilitated additional 6 basic training in a team of experienced facilitators as apprentices. These additional basic trainings were held in locations inside the refugee camp in Daadab and those not within the camp in Bura and Garissa.

Somalia - Humanitarian Response

Response to Humanitarian Needs with Peace Intent

Afmadow district in Lower Shabelle region and especially Doble town housed most of the children and women internally displaced persons (IDPs) stranded on Somalia side or seeking entry into Kenya as refugees.  AFSC responded to the plight of IDPs and host communities through a local partner.  The main objective of the project was to improve living conditions through the provision of essential drug- kits and sanitary pads to IDPs and host communities for three months. 

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