Superstar Saado Ali Warsame’s international campaign to bring global attention to the worst humanitarian disaster in the world afflicting Somali refugees is yielding significant results.
The Somali-American icon and artist of international fame recently visited Somali refugees in the Dadaab camps in northern Kenya located near the Somali border. Hodan Nalayeh of the US-based Somali Refugee Awareness Project, has been travelling with Saado Ali during her Kenyan trip. During her tour of the camp, Saado Ali met with the UN Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs Mr. Antonio Guterres.
Approximately 450,000 Somalis are crammed in Dadaab, the World largest refugee camp. Saado Ali Warsame urged Somali refugees to “keep hope alive that our country will return and the dignity of Somali people will be restored.” As she sang the Somali national anthem, many refugees cried and sang along. During a conversation with Mr. Guterres, she asked the UN Commissioner to define his plan for Somali refugees who have been caught in a cycle of uncertainty lasting the 20 years spanning the protracted Somali civil war.
Saado Ali pressured Guterres to urge the United States Department of State to resettle Somali refugees in America by restoring the P-3 Program, which in the past reunited refugees with their families.

Source: Digital Journal Reports
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