Somaliland dwarfs announce association to fight stereotypes

The dwarf people in Hargeisa, the capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland have announce an association that brings together dwarfs to fight stereotypes within the community.

32 years old Shueb Hassan Duale, Nimo Abdi 19 and Mustafa Hassan 29 who are the pioneers of the Somaliland dwarf community said the main aim of the association is to highlight the challenges that is facing the dwarf community.

They told BBC Somali version that they want to reach out to the international community for support.

They have a total of 27 members so far, 12 in Hargeisa and 15 in Burco.

The new dwarf association has called upon the Somaliland community to respect their rights and stop unnecessary stigma.