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Somalia Human Development Report Finds Youth Essential To Country’s Future | The Huffington post

After 21 years of civil war and a 2011 drought that triggered what was called the “worst humanitarian disaster in the world” at the time, Somalia at last has a glimmer of hope. The country faces a potentially transformative moment as violence abates, a new government takes hold, and the largest youth generation in Somalia’s history sees the possibility for change.

A report released Friday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) finds that with over 70 percent of Somalis under the age of 30, youth empowerment is key to stability and growth in Somalia’s future. The report urges an emphasis on youth as agents of peace-building and positive change, rather than victims or aggressors.

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