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December 25, 1992 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Somalia native Mohamad Osman had never celebrated Christmas before, but he thought this would be a good year to start. With U.S. troops bringing relief to the millions starving in his homeland, Osman, 26, and about 40 other Somali immigrants from throughout Southern California presented a special Christmas program outside the Ivanhoe Motel Thursday night, bringing carols and Christmas presents to needy families there.
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December 25, 1992 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Somalia native Mohamad Osman had never celebrated Christmas before, but he thought this would be a good year to start. With U.S. troops bringing relief to the millions starving in his homeland, Osman, 26, and about 40 other Somali immigrants from throughout Southern California presented a special Christmas program outside the Ivanhoe Motel Thursday night, bringing carols and Christmas presents to needy families there.
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December 5, 1992 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Ilyas Said, a 28-year-old Garden Grove resident, sees images of starvation in Somalia, he sees himself. "I could be someday in that situation, and I feel bad," said Said, who left his native Somalia in 1977. "I'm eating here and my people are starving there. It's bad." For Said's neighbor and countryman, Jamal Ibrahim, the tragedy of Somalia is also personal. "I can't even watch TV, I can't read newspapers because I can't take it, the pain."
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December 5, 1992 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Ilyas Said, a 28-year-old Garden Grove resident, sees images of starvation in Somalia, he sees himself. "I could be someday in that situation, and I feel bad," said Said, who left his native Somalia in 1977. "I'm eating here and my people are starving there. It's bad." For Said's neighbor and countryman, Jamal Ibrahim, the tragedy of Somalia is also personal. "I can't even watch TV, I can't read newspapers because I can't take it, the pain."
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