OYSU Anniversary Hosted in Dadaab

An event to celebrate OYSU's seventh anniversary was today held in Iffo camp by the OYSU Dadaab branches.

"Unity is Strength" was the theme of the event.

It centred on the remarkable day, 27th June 2010, which unified the ability, intellectuality and the voice of the Somali Ogaden's upcoming generation.

The event was jointly held by Oysu branches from Hagadera, Iffo and Dagahley and was participated by delegates from the other East Africa branches.

Invited representatives from Dadaab refugees stakeholders were also present in the ceremony, among them were Gambela leaders whom we are oppressed alike.

Long speeches by the invited guests, Ogaden Community leaders in Dadaab and Motivational songs and Poems from both Halgan band (based in Ifo) and Ayaan Halgan touched the hearts of the participants.

Oysu history, mission, vision and the reason that necessitated the unification of our youth was read before the watchful eyes of the people attended.

The ceremony came to end at around 2pm, and people left appreciating and encouraged.

Oysu was established 27 june, 2010 in Denmark with the aim of unifying the Ogaden youth organisations like OYN, OYF, OYL and SOYA.

After seven years, we realise the importance of the move and appreciate those who ignited the light on the hearts of the our determined youth.

By: Gurhan Ahmed


OYSU is the peak youth advocacy body currently monitoring, reporting and educating individuals and agencies on the violations and abuses committed by the Ethiopian government against Somalis living in the occupied Ogaden.

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