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Ahmed’s story

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Ahmed’s story

  1. 1. Ahmed’s story REFUGEE SINCE 1991
  2. 2. I was born in Kismaayo, a port city in sourthern Somalia in mid 80s
  3. 3. 1977: USSR leaves Somalia to be allied to Ethiopian Marxist regime USA replaces USSR, gives Somalia $600 million from 1977- 1985
  4. 4. • 1988-1989: Soviet funded Opposition movements fight Somali government • 1988: Ronal Regan Administration ends military aid to Somalia, Somalia turns to IMF, World Bank for loans
  5. 5. • 1991: opposition groups overthrow the military government, law and order breaks down http://uca.edu/politicalscience/dadm-project/sub-saharan-africa-region/somaliasomaliland-1960-present/
  6. 6. • In 1992 more them million Somalis fled the country https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/kenya-unhcr-out-somalis-out/
  7. 7. 1993: Black Hawk Down
  8. 8. 1997: Somali-Ethiopian war http://adst.org/2015/06/somalia-from-great-hope-to-failed-state/
  9. 9. Since 1991, I spent 15 years in the Dadaab refugee camp and came to the US in 2006. http://www.msf.org/article/humanitarian-aid-must-be-prioritised-dadaab-camps-despite-return-refugees-somalia
  10. 10. I was placed in Minnesota. Lived in Chicago and returned to Minnesota.

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