Ex-Dadaab refugee breaks record in Congress elections

What you need to know:

  • Ms Omar opened up about her Somalia background and shared what it was like to arrive in the US for the first time as a child of 10.
  • She said: “At the time, I was in middle school, and it was really rough for me. I didn't speak English. I was dealing with being an extreme 'other' for the first time.”

A Somali-American woman who lived briefly as a refugee at the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Garissa County has been elected to Congress in America’s midterm elections.


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