They continued bleeding 24 hours after the procedure, and died while their mother was taking them to a health center, Aden Mohamed said.
“Unfortunately, they never made it to the hospital as they all died on the way,” said Aden Mohamed, who has been calling for legislation banning the practice commonly done on young girls in Somalia.
Aden Mohamed, a survivor of the procedure, said young girls continue to bear the consequences of the practice because of the government’s reluctance to pass anti-female genital mutilation laws.
“It is another sad story coming even before the dust settles and action is taken in the Deeqa case. Yet there seems to be reluctance in discussing and passing the anti-FGM law,” she said.
“We hope that this will serve as a wake-up call for those responsible to see the need to have the law in place to protect girls from this heinous practice,” Aden Mohamed added.
The report said around 200 million girls and women in the world are affected by the practice.
Female genital mutilation involves the altering or removing of the female genitals, such as the clitoris or labia. The procedure can cause severe bleeding and health issues including infections and infertility, as well as complications in childbirth.