Depression is common among Somali refugees, who may have lost family members or endured horrible events during the war.

An estimated 30 percent of refugees have been tortured and may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Illness may be caused by a communicable disease, by God, by spirit possession, or by the “evil eye.” Mental illness is often believed to be caused by spirit possession or as a punishment from God.

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The video collected thousands of retweets in a few hours after the student revealed how much the moment meant to her family.

Ms Tyrow tweeted: “Mama you ran from a civil war so I could be safe & get the education you didn't."Today you cried when you saw me in my robe.”The Middlesex University graduate said her mother had left her native Somalia in 1996, shortly after giving birth, and endured a three-year wait to gain access to the UK.

The mother, originally from Somalia, was filmed crying after she looked at her daughter in her graduation robe.

Ramla Tyrow, the Psychology and Counselling graduate, posted the video on Twitter prompting a huge social media reaction.

Patients often wear amulets to keep away evil spirits.

Often, Somalis will not take medications such as anti-tubercular agents if they feel healthy.

This week, Farmajo announced the country has a detailed plan to defeat al-Shabaab within two years.

The new strategy includes support from regional forces, he said.

The United States mission in Somalia in a statement said Siraji represented the best of Somalia’s great potential: “He was a rising star in the Somali government and his death is a loss for the country as a whole.” Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo cut short a trip to neighboring Ethiopia to attend Siraji’s funeral, describing him as “young, diligent, and patriotic.” The shooting came amid increasing unrest in Somalia.

Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab has carried out a string of attacks targeting government and security officials in response to an announcement by Farmajo declaring war on the terrorist group.

Nearly 47 percent of recent arrivals are affected by intestinal parasites.