GRITtv: The F Word: Choosing Care for Haiti, Somalia


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The New York Times this weekend told the story of Dr. Hawa Abdi, a Somali physician who runs a clinic, school, and food program that supports tens of thousands of Somali people who live without a functioning government. Dr. Abdi's compound was attacked by a militia, made up mostly of teenage boys, and she was held at gunpoint—until, as the Times writer put it, something surprising happened. Seeing their doctor and their beloved hospital under siege, Dr. Abdi's community rose up. Hundreds of women turned out to protest, and the community condemnation forced the militia to back down—and even write a written apology to Dr. Abdi. Distributed by Tubemogul.