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Fostering Diaspora Mobilization in Humanitarian Action and Beyond

Fatima Hassan co-founded Iftiin, the Somali Forum for Leadership and Development, to connect professionals, students and communities in the global Somali Diaspora. During the famine crisis this past summer, Iftiin mobilized awareness campaigns and helped raise thousands for aid organizations by utilizing Facebook, Twitter and professional networks.

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The Untapped Power of the Somali Diaspora

The U.S. Department of State’s Donald Y. Yamamoto discusses the important role that the Somali diaspora has played in providing humanitarian relief to the Horn of Africa and the community’s commitment to building a stable future for Somalia.