Two sisters bleed to death after undergoing FGM cut in Somalia


Female genital mutilation
Female genital mutilation

In Summary

  • The sisters death comes two months after Somalia's government vowed to pursue a landmark prosecution in the case of a 10  year old girl who died after a genital mutilation.
  • Deeqa Dahir Nuur died two days after she was subjected to one of the most extreme forms of female genital mutilation.
  • Doctors tried to save her life after she suffered complications from the procedure performed by a local cutter in another village.

Two sisters have died in Somalia after undergoing the horrifying procedure of the female genital mutilation (FGM).

According to Hawa Aden Mohammed who campaigns against the procedure, complications arose after the two girls underwent the procedure.

Ten year old Aasiyo Abdi Warsame and her sister Khadijo, 11, died a day after they were subjected to the procedure in the remote village of Arawda in Puntland state on September 11.

“They continued bleeding 24 hours after the procedure and died while their mother was taking them to a health centre, unfortunately they never made it to the hospital as they all died on the way,” Aden Mohammed, director of a non-profit organisation said.

Aden Mohammed has been calling for legislation banning of the FGM practice commonly done on young girls in Somalia.

The sisters death comes two months after Somalia’s government vowed to pursue a landmark prosecution in the case of a 10  year old girl who died after FGM, a practice that is legal in the country.

Deeqa Dahir Nuur died two days after she was subjected to one of the most extreme forms of female genital mutilation.

According to doctors who tried to save her life after she suffered complications from the procedure performed by a local cutter in another village in Somalia on July 17, 2018.

Aden Mohammed ,a survivor of  the procedure said that young girls continue to bear the consequences of the practice because of the government’s reluctance to pass anti-female genital mutilation laws.

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