A Mother’s Desperate Plea

By IOM Somalia | Category Success Stories | 26 Aug 2019

omalia – It is estimated that there are around 323,000 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) currently in Baidoa, Bay region of Somalia. Drought has been one of the primary causes of displacement. With no water, there is a severe shortage of crops and livestock, leading to loss of livelihoods or even starvation. The International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) team interviewed Faduma upon her arrival to Baidoa. Faduma comes from Tubay vi...

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To Whom Much is Given, Much is Expected

By MIDA | Category Success Stories | 16 Mar 2016

"This is the time to go back," explains Somali diaspora member Dr. Ali. "There is a huge brain-drain in Somalia and the country is suffering from a lack of human capital." It is for this very reason that Dr. Ali, an Associate Professor of Economics at Niagara University in New York, wishes to take a year sabbatical beginning August 2010 to return to Somalia with QUESTS-MIDA. While in Somalia, if given a chance, Dr. Ali plans to work with the Ministry of Finance on public finance manageme...

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