Category Archives: News

Emergency Appeal

Last month, a group of militiamen attacked Dr. Hawa’s internally displaced persons camp. We are appealing now for you to help us repair the damages caused to her private property, worth $48,000USD, which was built to protect the most vulnerable … Continue reading

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Book Tour Wrap-up

With Mama Hawa and her daughter Deqo’s return to Africa, the Doctor Hawa Abdi book tour has officially come to an end. After traveling all through the United States and Canada, Dr. Hawa is taking a well-deserved rest with the … Continue reading

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McClung’s Magazine

DHAF’s Director of Education, Faisal Ahmad, discusses what he loves about working for DHAF, challenges and opportunities facing Somalia in the Spring issue of McClung’s Magazine. Read all about it here.

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Waaberi Project

Thank you to the Waaberi Project for featuring Dr. Hawa’s work on their website. Read the article here. The Waaberi Project is created to change the negative perception of Somalia through creating a platform to promote, inform, and discuss the … Continue reading

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Hawa Abdi: Saving thousands in Somalia

Matthew Bannister interviews Dr. Hawa Abdi on BBC Outlook. Listen to the interview here: http://bbc.in/Z7Sm7t

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Keeping Hope Alive: How one brave woman saved thousands

Dr. Hawa Abdi and co-author Sarah J. Robbins of Keeping Hope Alive are featured on Canada’s most watched national morning program, Canada AM on CTV, interviewed by co-host Marci Ien. http://bit.ly/15qJptT

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“Mother Teresa of Somalia” Hawa Abdi and Daughter Deqo Mohamed on Healing Decades of War, Tragedy

Dr. Hawa Abdi and Dr. Deqo Mohamed were featured on Democracy Now!, speaking to Amy Goodman and Aaron Maté on how to heal from and deal with violence in a touching two-part interview.

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Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards

At the 2013 Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards, Dr. Hawa was honoured to receive the Fern Holland Award in recognition her crucial work in human rights and women empowerment. Thank you to Vital Voices for the continued support to the … Continue reading

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Mama Hawa Spring 2013 Book Tour

Mama Hawa Spring 2013 Book Tour Mama Hawa’s moving memoir, Keeping Hope Alive: One Woman: 90,000 Lives Changed, hits the bookshelves on April 2nd, and she is touring North America this spring with her daughter Deqo and co-author Sarah J. … Continue reading

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A Bright New Year

The Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation would like to sincerely thank all our donors and the Vital Voices Foundation for their generous contributions to keep the Hawa Abdi Hospital open for the rest of 2013! We are immensely grateful for all … Continue reading

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