Nurse Gives Back to Her Homeland


Safia Ahmed is a Registered Nurse in Toronto.  As a volunteer for the Twin Cities based American Refugee Committee, Ahmed  has assisted in saving lives at a hospital in Mogadishu and has raised 70 thousand dollars to support the hospital’s maternity ward. 

On a recent visit to Minnesota, Safia Ahmed told KFAI’s Kirk Mattson about her journey from her birthplace in Somalia, to India where she was educated as an accountant, to Canada and then eventually back to Somalia.  The seeds of her homecoming were planted as she watched television coverage of the humanitarian crisis in Somalia.   

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