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Somali women clap during a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the withdrawal of terror group Al-Shabab from Mogadishu at Konis Stadium in the north of the Somali capital on August 6, 2012. (Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty)

HUMANITARIAN

Sisters Fight for Somali Women

Documentary follows their struggle.

Asha Hagi Elmi and her sister Amina founded Saving Somali Women and Children (SSWC) with the goal of helping people in the refugee camps of Mogadishu, Somalia, where tens of thousands of people are living after fleeing drought, famine, and violence. Al Jazeera followed the sisters and their attempt to distribute food, clothing, and medicine to refugees. In a country that has been at war for the last 20 years, even a basic kit with sanitary products and a headscarf is a blessing. Armed men still roam the destroyed streets, but SSWC hopes to bring a little peace to such an unstable place. 

Read it at Al Jazeera

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