Nauja Kleist: Studying Somali Diaspora Humanitarianism – Some Methodological Considerations

Originally posted on EASA Anthropology of Humanitarianism Network:
Studying Somali diaspora humanitarianism: Some methodological considerations Nauja Kleist, Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies, nkl@diis.dk Diaspora groups are amongst the so-called new humanitarian actors that work outside the international humanitarian system. Growing out of transnational connections that link diaspora groups with their families and erstwhile homelands, diaspora humanitarianism has a strong affective and relational dimension… Continue reading Nauja Kleist: Studying Somali Diaspora Humanitarianism – Some Methodological Considerations

A Year After the Floods In Qardho: What Has Been The Response And How Is The Community Coping?

This blog post is a part of a series of posts the author occasionally writes about the humanitarian situation in Somalia focusing on Somali #diaspora #humanitarianism, #complexcrises, #gender issues in Somalia. The author is a PhD candidate studying Somali Diaspora Humanitarianism at the University of Copenhagen/University of Nairobi, @Diaspora_Hum. Introduction and background One would expect that, after all the devastating episodes of natural disasters in … Continue reading A Year After the Floods In Qardho: What Has Been The Response And How Is The Community Coping?

Somali Women on the Web and Cyberbullying

Social media has given Somali women the space to be free, the opportunity to connect with their fellow sisters, as well as a platform to organize themselves to affect change. Unfortunately, though, alongside this freedom and newfound liberation, there comes a heavy price where women are subjected to higher cases of bullying, trolling and harassment than their male counterparts.  Since 2009 when I first created … Continue reading Somali Women on the Web and Cyberbullying

Here, There and Everywhere: Covid-19 Travel Ban Effects on the Somali Diaspora

This blog post is part of ongoing research on COVID-19 in Somalia. It is the 4th post of a series of blog posts written by the blogger with the hashtags #COVID19Somalia #DHUM @Diaspora_Hum. The 1st post can be found here, the 2nd one here and 3rd one here. ——————- On Thursday May 14, 2020, an Ethiopian airline’s special flight landed in Mogadishu Aden Adde International … Continue reading Here, There and Everywhere: Covid-19 Travel Ban Effects on the Somali Diaspora

COVID-19 Is Confirmed In Puntland. How Are Families Coping?

* This blogpost is part of ongoing research work on COVID-19 in Somalia. It is Part 1 of a series of blogposts the blogger intends to post here, and elsewhere, on a regular basis with the hashtags #COVID19Somalia #DHUM @Diaspora_Hum. ——————- PART 1: APRIL 20th On March 16th 2020, Federal Government authorities announced the first case of COVID-19 in Mogadishu. A month later, the first … Continue reading COVID-19 Is Confirmed In Puntland. How Are Families Coping?

Signs of maturity – how mature are you, Somali sisters?

As a Somali woman who is always looking for boosters of upward growth, I must say that can very much relate to these signs of upward growth and maturity that I have collected. Which of these boosters of maturity  do you relate to yourself? How conscious are you about your own personal upward growth process?   Maturity is when you stop trying to change people and instead … Continue reading Signs of maturity – how mature are you, Somali sisters?

Call for submissions – Collection of Somali oral literature

Amazing opportunity! CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Collection of Somali Oral Literature. Submit your poems, stories & artworks for publishing into a book before June 5th 2019 to info@puntlandwomenwriters.org or check http://puntlandwomenwriters.org/events/  #SomaliOralLiterature #Somalia Background The Puntland Women Writers Association (PWWA) is a Somali women’s network organization that was established 5 years. The network promotes Somali women’s participation in cultural, social, economic and political activities by … Continue reading Call for submissions – Collection of Somali oral literature

Let me be a child, I beg.

#CadaaladDoon #JusticeForAisha #JusticeForOurChildren    Let me stand strong, tall and wise. Let me not be a broken arrow. Left to whimper alone. Let me not wallow in despair. Selfishly taken advantage of. Let me not be harmed, in any way. Let me not lose my innocence. And be seen as a piece of ‘hilib bisil’ – ‘cooked meat’, ready to eat. Let me be a … Continue reading Let me be a child, I beg.

Homely and spacious house for sale in Garowe, Puntland, Somalia.

Homely and spacious house for sale in Garowe sitting on land measuring 43m long and 28m wide. Conveniently located along Jidka 30ka, accessing 2 other side streets to the West and North. The house is designed, constructed and built by East Africa Construction Company located in Garowe. The house itself is 20m long  and 19m wide and it has the following features; 8 sleeping bedrooms, … Continue reading Homely and spacious house for sale in Garowe, Puntland, Somalia.