Somali Humanitarian Wins Prestigious Nansen Refugee Award
Lisa Schlein - Voice of America – Monday, 24 September 2012 (originally published 18 Sept)
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — The U.N. refugee agency has chosen a Somali humanitarian as this year’s winner of the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award.
The founder and director of the Galkayo Education Center, Hawa Aden Mohamed, has won the UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award “for her exceptional, tireless and inspiring humanitarian work for Somalia’s refugee and displaced girls and women.”
The Galkayo Education Center for Peace and Development in Puntland, north-eastern Somalia, has become a place of refuge and learning for many hundreds of girls and women since 1995 . . .
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