From Somalia to San Diego

Humanitarian storytelling is effective when you connect global refugee crises with local characters and stories.  Abdiweli Heibeh’s story highlights the important role refugee professionals play in building bridges between host communities and refugee populations.  Abdi was the first Somali police officer in the San Diego police department.  Below is his story.

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About Charity Tooze

Charity Tooze is a producer, journalist, project manager and entrepreneur. She holds a joint master's degree in international affairs and journalism and a bachelor's degree in women's studies and multi-media. She has consulted for the United Nations, Human Rights Watch, AOL and various non-profits. Her work has been published on CNN, PBS, Huffington Post and the UNHCR. View all posts by Charity Tooze

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