London360 Feature: International Somali Awards

The Somali community have been in London from as early as 1914 and arrived in three distinct waves of migration:
  • Recruits for the First World War.
  • Economic and academic migrants, they came to UK for the sea trading opportunities and settled in docking areas such as East London, Cardiff and Liverpool.
  • Refugees escaping the civil war in Somali between 1991 and 2001.

Wednesday 23rd March 2016 saw the launch of the inaugural International Somali Awards hosted in London; honouring the greatest achievements of the worldwide Somali community and a chance for Somali’s across the globe to unite and be recognised.

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