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The Humanitarian Crisis in East Africa is Getting Increasing Desperate

Last month, the World Health Organisation issued a stark warning that Somalia was at risk of suffering its third famine in just 25 years. This is serious business; the last one took place in 2011 and killed and estimated 260,000 people. According to the United Nations, more than 6 million people in Somalia – half…

Look Beyond My Attire’: Far Right hateful message

A young Muslim woman, who was photographed walking past the scene of last Wednesday’s terror attack in London, has spoken out after becoming the victim of online hate trolls. Shortly after the incident, in which four innocent people tragically lost their lives, an image of the unidentified woman surfaced online. It depicted her walking over…

It’s World Water Day: Why we need to make a stand for Somalia

Today is the UN’s official World Water Day. It’s a day to not only reflect but also take action to tackle a crisis where millions of people don’t have access to clean water. This year, World Water Day is deserving of even more attention as Somalia experiences a ‘national disaster’ over drought. Somalia’s new president,…

The Somali-British Poets Inspiring Us on World Poetry Day

Today marks World Poetry Day, when people across the globe celebrate verse, the poets who create it, and the movements promoting brave new approaches to the craft. Somalia is, of course, often referred to as a ‘Nation of Poets’, thanks to its cultural connections to poetry and literature, born out of a rich history of…

The International Somali Awards is Almost Here: Join Us!

The International Somali Awards (ISA) 2017 is coming to London in March, and we’d love you to join us! The annual awards honours the greatest achievements of the worldwide Somali community and promises to be one of the most important ceremonies of its kind. ATM is proud to sponsor this year’s awards, which will take…

Learning from Ohio – Why We Must Defeat the Radicalisers

Like the rest of the world, we are stunned into silence by the actions of Abdul Razak Ali Artan at Ohio State University. Here was a guy who had got into higher education and could have made something of his life. Imagine how hard his parents strove to get him a good education and make…

Remembrance Sunday

As we stand silent at 11am on Remembrance Day, marking the end of the First World War, we need to remind ourselves of the sacrifices that were made, the soldiers who gave their lives so willingly. The usual portrayal of our troops in film and on TV as exclusively white is simply not true. Our…

Offensive Labelling Can Only be Stopped if we all Reject it

Witnessing a racist attack can be a disturbing and frightening experience. It might feel safer to just stay silent and watch, or leave as soon as you can. If the racist is violent, it’s best not to challenge them but it is important to report them to the police. If they are just being verbally…

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