they don't mention she is a model. http://www.shabelle.net/news/waris.htm
Appreciation for the relief services extended recently to young Somali victimised girls by the renowned Weris Dirie Foundation.
Mogadishu 15, Sep. 2005 ( Sh.M.Network) The people of Somalia in general, and particularly those who live in the capital Mogadishu are expressing gratitude for the humanitarian efforts of Weris Dirie Foundation which it devotes for the Somali girls who could not be saved inside Somalia.
This Foundation which was founded by The Somali Girl, Weris Dirie who is the United Nations envoy for the world against the brutality of Female Genital mutilation (FGM), has flown 2 Somali girls to Austria where they are helped and treated.
These two Girlsâ€™ health situation were so grave, one of the girls named Deeqo was said to be tortured and brutally raped by four men.
Beyond the rape, the four inhumane men have further inflicted a deeper torture, by inserting the Barrel of the gun (AK47) in her private part; this gruesome incident took place in Galkaio town of Mudug region.
The people in Somalia, particularly those in Mogadishu believe Weris Derie Foundation is the only one that stands with help to the needy people; it does concrete efforts to support people, they also say it could clearly be seen the activities of Weris Dirie Foundation.
The girls that has been abused in Galkaio town was the second one to be evacuated to Austria by Weris Dirie Foundation while before, there was another girl who was flown from Mogadishu, the second one had a problem inside her private organ and needed surgery which canâ€™t be operated locally.
The people in Mogadishu were keeping in touch with the situation of this young Somali girl during her stay in Mogadishu (she was reported to have come from outside Mogadishu) she was suffering in a great pain, so, it was the best news that the residents in Mogadishu have heard in recent years, when announced that Weris Dirie Foundation has extended humanitarian hand for this young victimised Somali girl and sent her to Austria for her medical treatment.
Halimo Ali Muse, a Somali Mother who participated in a shabelle Radio talk show programme about the Weris Dirie humanitarian medical assistance rendered to those victims, by Weris Derie, said, Weris Dirie is the symbol of Mercy to the world womenâ€ and itâ€™s the source of Sympathy for Somali women who have been culturally and deliberately tortured.
In conclusion, Somali people have the same Idea, when talking and expressing about the efforts of Weris Dirie Foundation, which they said the history will prove or tell Weris Foundation activities for Somali women.
Weris Dirie Foundation, has turned out to be a mercy source for Somali women, it accompanies them when they in a dire need, said another Somali Mother who was expressing view of Weris Derie Foundation.
And Here is an expression of a Somali intellectual in poetry.
LIKE EVERY BABY DEEQA WAS BORN FREE
BUT SHE WAS NOT BORN FREE CULTURALLY
INSIDE A TRIBAL DARK PRISON WITH NO MERCY.
SHE WAS DELIVERED IN POLLUTED AIR OF
ABUSE SHE WAS RAISED AND EVER LIVED
IN A SITUATION OF TORTURE
HER SOUL MADE DEEP CRACKS AS SHE GREW
SHE IS FROM A TRIBE CALLED â€œMADHIBAANâ€
HER IDENTITY MADE HER SOFT TARGET
FOR A BRUTAL ABUSE.
SOME MONTHS AGO HER PAIN WAS DOUBLED
DEEQA WAS RAPED IN THE FOREST BY 4 MEN
THEY MUTILATED HER PRIVATE PARTS
NOT WITH THEIR ORGANS OR MANHOOD
BUT WITH A SPEAR AND SHARP BAYONET.
EVERYWHERE WAS MADE OPEN AND BLEEDING
LIQUID FOODS DONâ€™T GO INTO DIGESTION
THEY JUST PASS AS THEY MOVE DOWN
HER ONLY DINING ROOM IS THE TOILET.
DOCTORS RECOMMENDED IMMEDIATE EVACUATION
FOR OVERSEAS MEDICAL ASSISSTANCE BECAUSE
THEY HAVE NO ADEQUATE FACILITY TO HELP.
MANY COMMITTED TO PAY MEDICAL EXPENSES
BUT WERIS DERIE FOUNDATION HAS ONCE MORE
CAME IN FOR THE HELP OF THE HOPELESS AND
EVACUATED DEEQA TO AUSTRIA WHERE DEEQA
IS RECEIVING A MEDICATION.
Shabelle Media Network, Somalia