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When Ismail fled Somalia for Europe, he knew the boat journey to Italy would be treacherous but he was ujuleusghunta.comepared for the brutality of the human traffickers who would ruthlessly exploit him on land. The teenager was kidnapped, beaten and ransomed and saw female migrants get repeatedly raped by men who preyed on their desperation and helplessness. Ismail, not his real name, is one of more than 8, migrants who have made the treacherous boat crossing to Italy since the start of this year alone. Save the Children cared for the year-old when he arrived in the port of Lampedusa last month and he told the charity's staff about his experiences. Ismail left Somalia in December after his father died and money for his school fees ran out, saying goodbye to his mother, two sisters and five brothers. So that is why I came here to Italy, to get a good future and to work, to get an education, to get a good life, to get peace. Ismail caught a bus to the Somalian city of Hargeysa, where he met men who took money to take him to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.
We feel shame to have left our country because we have lost all dignity. I want to study. I want to learn to be a lawyer for human rights. The boat was being used by traffickers to smuggle migrants to Italy, but sank on route in the perilous waters. When the Italian Navy arrived, hundreds of men, women and children were attempting to swim for safety.
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That day, migrants were rescued by the Mare Nostrum Operation run by the Italian Navy but more than people drowned. When the survivors of the shipwreck disembarked in Sicily, crowds gathered at the port noticed a tall man carrying a tiny baby, just 18 months old.
The man was Hamiad, a doctor who had fled Syria after years of fearing for his life at home. As a doctor, he knew too well the danger of hypothermia, which has claimed many lives on this journey intended to end in freedom. Save the Children and the International Organisation for Migration traced her grandfather who took her back to Sudan in November last year.
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Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. There are two governing groups, one in Somalia is officially recognized internationally but has little control beyond the Capital of Mogadishu. The Somaliland government is in place in the city of Hargeisa but has little effect in the area. In Octobera coordinated operation between the Somalia military and the Kenyan military began against the intransigent Al-Shabaab group of insurgents in southern Somalia which has been the major destabilizer for almost 20 years in Somalia.
Not surprising for a country ravagged by division and warfare, the legal structure in Somalia is loosely divided along three lines: civil law, religious law and customary law. Included in civil issues of course are laws which govern homosexual activity.
Under Article of the Somali Penal Code, introduced insexual intercourse with a person of the same sex is punishable by imprisonment from three months to three years. Somali Gay Community was established in by a small group of Somalian guys who, apart from sharing the same culture and background, acknowledge the fact that they are homosexuals living in the UK. The aim of starting the group was to create a space and medium for Somalian gays and lesbians to access information, share experiences and develop support networks.
The ties and bonds traditionally found in Somali families, which even extended to the whole town or city, is very strong and robust. Despite the current situation, Somalis consider themselves to be one homogenous people and not a nation of multiple cultures or faiths.
Gay Life in Somaliland and Somalia. pertain to Somalia and Somaliland is often confusing because both 'territories' are very similar and derive from the Somali tradition. Reading the following stories and reports it's not always clear which territory is being referred to so it is easier (for outsiders) to consider the whole of the land as. Find high-quality Somali Men stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. Download premium images you can't get anywhere else.
Therefore having almost the same belief, ideas and way of life. Islam, plays a key role in the Somalian way of life.
It is the starting point of the Somali family structure and organization, thus homosexuality is considered by many to be fruitless and a mortal sin. However, we at Somali Gay Community do not consider love and respect between two individuals, whether straight or gay, as fruitless. Arab and Muslim governments turn a blind eye to homosexual practices as long as it stays in the dark.
But conspicuous punishments await those who dare to test the limits of the law. In several occasions when gays came to the open and in case a gay marriage was conducted, they had to face the shame of the community and the hand of law. Bashir Goth.
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Boys sleeping in the same bed and holding hands in public was a familiar and beautiful sight. However when adulthood knocks, they are expected to be married and have families. Wherever you are being gay does not stop anyone from having children or a family. Someone is valued for what they have achieved and done rather than who they are having sex with.
This is not an exaggeration as many of our brothers and sisters have been made to suffer inhumane reprimands or killed. Living secret lives and not sharing your ideas and feelings with those you have close contact with in life is not an easy thing. Some become accustomed to living double lives.
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Some are out to their families, not necessary by choice. Homosexuality is discussed in Somali households mainly in a negative way.
It is important for all peoples Human Rights to be acknowledged with dignity and respect. However, it will not realistically take place in the near future. As it was illegal to be gay in the UK only 40 years ago and the law repealing section 28 only came into effect in He makes frequent visits to Somalia to make contact with small groups of queers there and on a recent visit he sent back startling information that shows that for gay and lesbian people in Somalia the issue of death looms large.
Whether through suicide due to pressure from families or to severely applied Islamic law that is uncontrolled due to the lack of a central government. Their greatest fear is death, a sentence that can be brought upon them just for being homosexual or being perceived to be homosexual.