Horizon Background;

Horizon Social Assistance Development Organization is a Non Profit, non political, non governmental  Organization based in Hargeisa -Somaliland. Horizon was founded in early 2007 by a group of youth volunteers of both the gender. 

This Organization was set up to promote and work as a voluntary to the social basic needs and the development activities in Somaliland. 

Horizon works in a different social basic activities particularly it provides humanitarian care to the mentally sick people and the mentally Disabled people in Hargeisa - Somaliland and will make extension in the near future to the other regions of Somaliland.

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The Massege of the Horizon Chairperson,

"We have to get the word out that mental illnesses can be diagnosed and can be treated as more easy as the other common treatable ilness, and almost everyone suffering from mental illness can live more normal lives."

Mustafe Good Nuur,

“…education makes a person trainable, training makes the person employable, and attitude and continuous learning keep the person employed: Education, skills development and lifelong learning are at the center of all innovative and high productivity economies.”

Mustafe Good Nuur

A Delegation from Abilis foundation,

A delegation from Abilis Foundation has been visited us at Horizon mental care Center in Hargeisa Somaliland,

This delegation was focused monitoring and evaluation a project of skill Training for the Mentally Recovered People in Horizon Mental Care Center which Abilis Foundation was funded and Horizon Social Assistance Development Organization was implemented.

This delegation was composed a two delegates from Abilis Foundation and members of (Somaliland National Disability Forum SNDF) and the Abilis facilitator of Somaliland.

Horizon was Awarded to Abilis Foundation a Certificate of appreciation and a letter of ''Thanks'' that was presented the Horizon Chairperson Mr. Mustafe Good Nuur to Mrs Tuula heima Tirkkenon the Abilis Project coordinator.

Stop The Chain !!

The fight for human rights for the mentally ill

The practice of using the chains to physically restrain persons with mental illness by members of family or the community is widespread in Somaliland and in the horn(as in many other developing countries) and almost universally ignored. As result of this practice, thousands of people are estimated to live in isolation, chained, and/or inside "animal cages", naked, undernourished and often living in their own excrements. The mental and physical consequences of these conditions (e.g. some people loose the ability to walk as result) are enormous...

the severe human rights violation - which is usually the result of poverty in rural communities, fear and lack of basic mental health services. This massge aims to give a voice to the thousands of mentally ill people in Somaliland who are living in restraints.

Please take part in this program and contribute to the fight for human rights for the mentally ill and tell your friends about it! and people together make it...

Never accept like this, Advocate their Rights with a loud voice.

A Chinese woman has kept her mentally ill son chained in a room for the past 21 years,

Mother keeps mentally ill son in chains for 21 years to stop him from 'chasing the neighbours'

  • Hong Chunlin's mother shackled him after he became violent as a teenager
  • His family are 'ordinary farmers' and say they can't afford psychiatric hospitals or drugs to control his behaviour

A Chinese woman has kept her mentally ill son chained in a room for the past 21 years.

Hong Chunlin, 37, spends most of his time shackled by his wrist and lying in bed in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, in eastern China.

He is cared for by his 71-year-old mother Chen Jiufang, who resorted to the drastic measure after he became violent.

The Map and geography of Somaliland,

Somaliland is situated in the Horn of Africa. It lies between the 08°00' - 11°30' parallel north of the equator and between 42°30' - 49°00' meridian east of Greenwich. It is bordered by Djibouti to the west, Ethiopia to the south, and the Puntland region ofSomalia to the east. Somaliland has a 740 kilometres (460 mi) coastline with the majority lying along the Gulf of Aden. The region is slightly larger than England, with an area of 137,600 km2 (53,128 sq mi).

Somaliland's climate is a mixture of wet and dry conditions. The northern part of the region is hilly, and in many places the altitude ranges between 900 and 2,100 metres (2,953 and 6,890 ft) above sea level. The Awdal, Saaxil and Maroodi Jeex (formerly known as Woqooyi Galbeed, as shown on the accompanying map) regions are fertile and mountainous, while Togdheer is mostly semi-desert with little fertile greenery around. The Awdal region is also known for its offshore islands, coral reefs andmangroves.

10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the north of Ceerigaabo is the Cal Madow range, running along the edge of the escarpment, which looks down to the Gulf of Aden. It is about 2,000 metres (6,562 ft) above sea level, where the road from Ceerigaabo drops down to the coast. 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) to the west it rises to the highest point in Somaliland and Somalia alike; at 2,416 metres (7,927 ft) high, it is known variously as Shimbiris or Shimbir Beris, which translates as the abode of the birds. The Cal Madow range receives considerably more precipitation than the rest of Somaliland and hosts a dense forest home to numerous endemic species

Due to the fertility and greenery of some of the regions of Somaliland, wild animals (e.g.zebras) come to the area either to breed or to graze on the grassland savanna. There are many animals that are native to Somaliland. Prominent animals are the kudu, wild boar,Somali Wild Ass, warthog, antelope, the Somali sheep, wild goat, camel, lion andcheetah. There is also the largest world population of caracals in the Burco area. Moreover, many birds and different types of fish are also found in and around Somaliland.

Extreme recorded temperatures range from −3.3 °C (26 °F) at Ceerigaabo to 47.7 °C (117.9 °F) at Berbera. The combination of a yearly average temperature of 31 °C (87.8 °F) and the high level of humidity makes Berbera one of the hottest cities in the world.