Somali domestic workers at risk as Ramadan departures dawn

Under a new agreement Somalia is sending between 600 and 1,000 domestic workers to Saudi Arabia in time for Ramadan. The month of fasting usually brings an increase in the demand for domestic workers as employers often host large iftar meals to break their fast. This can mean long hours for the workers and more cases of overwork and abuse. Over […]

UNICEF calls for rights of all Somali children to be respected following 2015 Convention on the Rights of the Child ratification

Investing in the most vulnerable children can yield immediate long-term benefits: new report MOGADISHU, 28 June 2016 – UNICEF has called for work on implementing human rights for all Somali children to be prioritized after Somalia ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child last year. This comes as UNICEF publishes its annual flagship report The State of […]

Harsh Sentences for Four Somali Radio Journalists

Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the verdicts and sentences that a court passed on four journalists on 1 March, imposing heavy fines and jail terms that seem to justify long periods spent in arbitrary pre-trial detention. All four are now free but a fifth journalist has yet to be tried and is still detained. […]