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Somali Diaspora Help Nation to Fend Off Famine

Ahmed is a Somali diaspora medical nurse from Finland, currently working in Somaliland. For him, his hometown is just as much in Finland as it is in Somalia, as he grew up and did his studies in Helsinki. Originally planning to be a civil engineer, his career path took a different turn when he decided that he wanted to be able to directly help people.

“In a way, it felt like I had a calling to be a nurse. I really couldn’t describe it any other way,” he explains. The transition was not easy but he was more than glad once he started working as a nurse.