What is the legacy?

What is the situation of Somalis in Denmark today?

Over half of the Somali community in Denmark has now lived there for 10 to 15 years and has become a part of Danish society. For example, there are over 50 Somali associations spread out across the whole country. Their activities often include a focus on integration, language, sports or support for reconstruction and development projects in Somalia. Several Somalis have become actively involved in Danish local politics.

Many Somalis are still in touch with family and friends in Somalia, neighbouring countries or elsewhere in Europe or North America. This often includes sending money back to family members in Somalia or in the refugee camps. Some of the Somalis, who have acquired Danish citizenship, have now chosen to move to Great Britain and tend to live in the larger cities,such as London, Birmingham or Leicester.


Somali academics at a conference in Aalborg.