Thanking our Young Change Makers
Blog by Fatima Abdi Ali, Somali Youth Ambassador, Somali Youth Vision
It may sound strange – but being a young person in Somalia today is a golden opportunity. It is the youth who have the chance to re-build a country which suffered years of war - where every sector of life needs change makers, peace promoters, scientists, entrepreneurs and fresh young leaders who are full of positive energy.
Proud mother builds first latrine in village to safeguard her children’s health
Going on Tahriib - The causes and consequences of Somali youth migration to Europe
Going on Tahriib is a UNICEF-commissioned study on youth migration and its devastating effects on families in Puntland and Somaliland where young people regularly embark on the hazardous journey to Europe via Ethiopia, Sudan and Libya, known as ‘going on tahriib. Tahriib involves human smugglers who offer deferred payment schemes to encourage migrants to leave on the perilous journey where they face being held for ransom, abuse and even death in the desert and at sea. The study was managed by the Rift Valley Institute and written by Nimo-ilhan Ali of the School of African and Oriental Studies University of London.