Weeks into Minneapolis' worst measles outbreak in more than 25 years, public health experts are still struggling to get some families in the Somali community to vaccinate their children. Currently, 51 people have been infected with measles in Minnesota, 46 of whom are Somali-Americans. For years, public health officials have been trying to increase the vaccination rates in the Somali community, which dropped precipitously in the mid 's over fears about the now-debunked theory that vaccines were linked with autism. In , the Minnesota Department of Health found that Somali children in Minneapolis were more likely to take part in services for autistic children, although it was unclear if that was because more children in the community had the disorder or because there was better outreach to the community.
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Humanitarian agencies operating in Somalia say they are concerned about reports of upcoming military offensives in the country at a time when the risk of famine still persists. The agencies made the statement Wednesday ahead of an international conference on Somalia to be held in London on Thursday. The president of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, recently declared war against al-Shabab and has given himself a deadline of two years to defeat the group. Aid organizations believe military actions will exacerbate the already dire humanitarian situation, which they say is deteriorating, with more than 6 million Somalis in need of assistance. President Farmajo, U.
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A federal jury has found three men guilty of plotting to join the terror group ISIS and commit murder overseas. Guled Omar, 21, and Mohamed Farah, 22, were found guilty on all charges. Abdirahman Daud, 22, was found guilty on all terror counts, but not guilty of lying to a grand jury.
Nur stepped down in he lives in Mogadishu and is still involved in politics, taking up the role of acting chairman for the Social Justice party. He set up offices in each area to show people that the government was serious about helping them. People should differentiate between the terrorist organisations and the government. Some would argue that al-Shabaab was partly born out of popular discontent with the anarchy and chaos that reigned in Mogadishu in the years after the ousting of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in