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Caring for 90,000 refugees: The story of Somalia's Hope Village | Deqo Mohamed | TEDxMogadishu

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Published on Apr 6, 2015

Dr. Deqo Mohamed grew up in her mother Dr. Hawa Abdi's refugee camp called Hope Village outside Mogadishu, Somalia. She delivered her first baby at age 15, and now oversees the community as it transitions from emergency response to sustainability. Listen to her powerful story of resilience and recovery.

Dr. Deqo Aden Mohamed is the daughter of Dr. Hawa Abdi. She was born in Mogadishu and grew up feeding the refugees her mother was harboring. Today, she works full time on the ground in Somalia. She leads all operations in the Hawa Abdi Village in Lower Shabelle, while ensuring the safety of the 300 families who have found permanent shelter in the community. She leads the 400-bed Dr. Hawa Abdi General Hospital, the Waqaf-Diblawe Primary School, a women’s education centre, and a smart farming agriculture project.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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