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Helping Children and Families in Somaliland

Halimo family in Somaliland

When Halimo and her family arrived at Hargeisa, Somaliland‘s capital, she sold their last goat for $10. The rest of the family goats, sheep and camels died in the drought that, for the fourth year, is ravaging the region. Like hundreds of other internally displaced families in Somaliland, the family …

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Somaliland Issues Fatwa Banning Female Genital Mutilation

Hargeisa, (Somaliland Monitor) -Somaliland has issued a fatwa, or religious edict, banning female genital mutilation (FGM) – and paving the way for the breakaway region to pass legislation against the internationally condemned practice, a senior official said on Wednesday. The fatwa from the ministry of religious affairs on Tuesday said …

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SOMALILAND: The Horn of Africa’s Breakaway State

Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi greets his supporters in the city of Hargeisa

The would-be independent state strikes a contrast with Somalia as a place of relative peace and democratic stability, but international recognition has remained out of reach. Backgrounder by Claire Felter Introduction Somaliland has been a self-governing region of Somalia for more than two decades, but its claim of independence is …

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