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29 Oct 2018 description

A recent story published by UNFPA illustrates the maternal mortality crisis in Somalia . 11 women in Tulo Ano, a rural village in Somalia, died of pregnancy-related complications within the first week of October alone. All of the 11 cases were handled by Jamila Garad Ali, 23, one of the few qualified midwives in the area.

14 Nov 2017 description

On September 20th, the American Refugee Committee distributed $1 million to 1,000 families across Somaliland. This enormous feat was accomplished through a collaborative effort between the American Refugee Committee, Love Army, and the international community.


30 Jan 2017 description

Report drafted by: Ahmed Matan and Shair Ibrahim


04 Oct 2012 description

Minneapolis, MN (October 4, 2012)—Floods have devastated communities in central Somalia’s Hiiraan Region. According to the United Nations, more than 21,000 people have already been forced from their homes due to flooding of the Shabelle River. Hundreds of thousands more are at risk. Houses, wells, and latrines have been destroyed.

23 Dec 2011 description

Thousands of Somalis – many in need of urgent lifesaving assistance – face a potential cut-off of aid from abroad from family members as a U.S. bank plans to close money-wiring services later this month, the humanitarian non-profits Oxfam America and the American Refugee Committee said today.

14 Apr 2011 description

Minnesota's Somali Community, American Refugee Committee, City of Minneapolis, United Way, and UCare Lead Effort

April 13, 2011— Minnesota’s Somali community, the American Refugee Committee, the City of Minneapolis, Greater Twin Cities United Way, and UCare are uniting in a first-of-its-kind collaborative effort to bring about change and to build hope in Somalia and here in Minnesota.