The Telling the Real Story campaign (TRS) organised three talk shows with Somali refugees and asylum seekers in Cairo to discuss irregular movement and travelling by smuggling (tahriib). The discussions were open and frank and touched on a wide range of issues. The participants, both men and women, were eager to share their experiences and support Somali communities in the efforts to expose the dangers and difficulties of tahriib.
The moderator Ifrah Ahmed is a social activist well-known in Somalia and among Somali communities in the diaspora for her energetic and fearless campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM). She has been engaged with Telling the Real Story since 2017 and has recently been nominated UNHCR High Level Supporter for TRS.
Watch the discussion
This is the first in a series of three Somali talk shows with Ifrah Ahmed. Among topics discussed in this video are the horrible conditions people are subjected to when going on tahriib and the duty of survivors to inform others of the dangers.