Puntland Agency For Social Welfare

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The Puntland Agency For Social Welfare (PASWE) is the state-run social welfare agency of the autonomous Puntland region in northeastern Somalia.


PASWE was founded in May 2009 in Garowe by the Puntland government. It provides medical, educational and counseling support to vulnerable groups and individuals, such as the disabled, the blind, orphans, and widows of Puntland soldiers.[1][2]

The agency is overseen by a Board of Directors, which consists of religious scholars (ulema), businesspeople, intellectuals and traditional elders.[1] PASWE is headed by Hussein Mohamed Mohamud, who was appointed to the position by presidential decree on February 7, 2013.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Somalia: Puntland leader launches welfare agency". Garoweonline.com. Retrieved 2010-12-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Somalia: Puntland social welfare agency gets new leader". Garowe Online. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 


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