Monthly Archives: December 2013

A Brief Word from Kismayo and VISDO

The staff of Voluntary Initiative for Social Development Organization (VISDO) in Kismayo reported today that the situation on the ground in Kismayo is very good and improving by the day. In November, VISDO began initiating a mine education campaign in cooperation with Mine Advisory Group and the UN Mine Action Strategy. VISDO chairman Abdirahman “Tamaam” and colleagues have been traveling around southern Somalia informing communities in at-risk areas about mine risks and approaches to eliminate use of landmines. The local organization has been working hard since their beginnings early last year to bring meaningful change to the Wamo region by supporting community security and engaging in livelihoods training for IDPs and other groups affected by Shabaab violence over the past several years.