Somali dating in australia
Somalis in Victoria face particular challenges following their experiences in Somalia.
Some Somali children received no schooling in their country, and now must adjust to school life in Australia and at the same time learn the English language.
The Somalian population in Victoria began to increase after civil war broke out in Somalia in 1991.
By the following year almost half of all Somalis had died or faced death by starvation, and hundreds of thousands fled their country.
You should be aware that such establishments, where they exist, are affiliated with the central government, whose authority is not established throughout all of Somalia.
Many Somalis face the additional economic responsibility of sending money to support family members in Somalia.
Slowly but surely, the Somalian community is becoming an important member of the diverse society that is Victoria.
As visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) can change at short notice, you should contact the nearest Consulate-General of Somalia for the most up to date information.
Virtually all Somalis are Sunni Muslim, and the Somali Cultural Association helps the community celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the annual festival for the celebration of the Pilgrimage to Mecca. The 2011 census counted over 3,061 Somalia-born Victorians, a 15% increase in community size since the last census in 2006.
The majority of men work in production and transport, while increasing numbers of women work in clerical fields.
The Somali community in Victoria is new and relatively small.
In 1991, when Somalis were first counted separately in the census, there were only 242 in Victoria.