Hawa Abdi

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Hawa Abdi Dhiblawe[1] (May 17, 1947 – August 5, 2020) was a Somali human rights activist and medical doctor. She was the founder and chairperson of the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation (DHAF), a non-profit organization. Abdi was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. In 2009, she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.[2]

Abdi died on August 5, 2020, at her home in Mogadishu at the age of 73.[3]

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  1. Abdi, H.; Jacobsen, S.D. (17 August 2013). "Dr. Hawa Abdi, M.D.: Physician & Human Rights Activist, Hawa Abdi Foundation". In-Sight (3.A): 21–29.
  2. Dr. Hawa Abdi nominated for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Archived 2012-10-14 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Hawa Abdi, Doctor Who Aided Thousands in Somalia, Dies at 73