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For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War

December 31, 2011

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By JEFFREY GETTLEMANPublished: December 27, 2011 A rape victim in Mogadishu hid her identity. Aid workers say there has been a free-for-all of armed men preying upon women and girls displaced by famine. MOGADISHU, Somalia — The girl’s voice dropped to a hush as she remembered the bright, sunny afternoon when she stepped out of […]

For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War

December 31, 2011

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By JEFFREY GETTLEMANPublished: December 27, 2011 A rape victim in Mogadishu hid her identity. Aid workers say there has been a free-for-all of armed men preying upon women and girls displaced by famine. MOGADISHU, Somalia — The girl’s voice dropped to a hush as she remembered the bright, sunny afternoon when she stepped out of […]

KENYA-SOMALIA: Breaking with tradition on reproductive health

September 14, 2011

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14 Sep 2011 14:15Source: Content partner // IRIN DADAAB, 14 September 2011 (IRIN) – Most Somali women fleeing to northeastern Kenya’s Dadaab in northeastern Kenya have never visited an antenatal clinic, let alone given birth in a hospital. “When I see an expectant mother or one with a small child, I ask them whether they […]

KENYA-SOMALIA: Breaking with tradition on reproductive health

September 14, 2011

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14 Sep 2011 14:15Source: Content partner // IRIN DADAAB, 14 September 2011 (IRIN) – Most Somali women fleeing to northeastern Kenya’s Dadaab in northeastern Kenya have never visited an antenatal clinic, let alone given birth in a hospital. “When I see an expectant mother or one with a small child, I ask them whether they […]

Crossing to Safety: One Woman’s Story of Arriving in Dadaab from Somalia

September 2, 2011

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01 September 2011 DADAAB, Kenya — When Fatuma Ali together with her husband decided to begin a trek from Somalia to Kenya with their four children, they knew the journey would be torturous. But it was one that they had to take. Pregnant with her fifth child, Fatuma could hardly withstand the situation in Somalia […]

Crossing to Safety: One Woman’s Story of Arriving in Dadaab from Somalia

September 2, 2011

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01 September 2011 DADAAB, Kenya — When Fatuma Ali together with her husband decided to begin a trek from Somalia to Kenya with their four children, they knew the journey would be torturous. But it was one that they had to take. Pregnant with her fifth child, Fatuma could hardly withstand the situation in Somalia […]

Somali Women Fleeing Famine Preyed On By Rapists

August 6, 2011

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KATHARINE HOURELD 07/31/11 01:25 PM ET DADAAB, Kenya — Refugee Barwago Mohamud huddles silently beneath a few blankets stretched over sticks at night, fearing for her life after a neighbor was raped, and a naked woman who had been kidnapped and gang-raped for three days in front of her terrified children was delivered to the […]