This page features the news on disability from Somalia in the Debrief Library. See also news from other countries.


Civil Society and Community

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Somalia Disability Network Annual Report 2022. (Link to PDF, Jan, SDN)

Humanitarian, Migrants and Refugees

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Exclusive humanitarianism: Policy recommendations for genuine inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action. (Aug, International Review of the Red Cross)

study from IOM on disability inclusion in Internally Displaced People sites in Kismayo. Among other barriers:

"Access to information remains a critical barrier preventing persons with disabilities from accessing services within the IDP site and broader community. Door-to-door or shelter-level information engagement is recommended for all organizations providing support in IDP sites to ensure greater service knowledge of persons with disabilities" (Feb, Relief Web)

Lived Experience and Opinion

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The Social Worker Making a Difference: Meet Dahir Abdulle. (Mar, UNICEF)

Mental Health

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A new plan to tackle trauma in Somalia after 30 years of ‘shared distress’ (Feb, The New Humanitarian)