Somalia's global diaspora
Somalia's global diasporaWe speak with Somalis abroad about their experiences in exile and the situation back home.
Two decades of political turmoil, drought and famine have forced many Somalis to flee their country looking for a better life in Europe, the US and the Middle East. An estimated 1 million Somalis currently live outside of the country. Yet despite the geographical distance, most maintain strong ties with their homeland.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to Sadia Ali Aden, co-founder of the Adar Foundation, and Somali journalist Idil Osman about the ongoing conflict and how the Somali diaspora continues to give back to their community.
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