A 13-year-old girl living in Jeerinle village under Galkayo city has died of bleeding from female genital mutilation, HMC has confirmed to some of her family members. .
“We looked for a car to take us to the hospital, but it did not reach us on time. We did not know what to do. We later found a car, but it died when it arrived, “said Nadifo, Fartun’s mother.”
Nadiifo’s mother said she was with her daughter bleeding early in the morning, until she died at about 4 p.m.
Her father, Hassan Ahmed, a goat herder and visually impaired, said his daughter was a hard worker who helped with the family work.
“She did everything for me. She helped me and cooked food for me and took care of the animals while I was resting,” he said. Her parents said they regretted the decision.
In Somalia, about 98% of female genital mutilation (FGM) is performed when girls reach the age of 10 years.