Somali refugees, who returned home by themselves, reporting are the deteriorating situation in Yemen, and how it affected vulnerable Somali refugees in that country.
Some of the returnees who spoke to Goobjoog News said that Somali refugees are not able to come out from their bomb shelter for shopping.
“To get some food, people crawl out of under the bombs and Somalis in country live under extreme distress and fear” said of the returnees.
He added “The situations of the people are hand to mouth living condition, they have neither what to eat or drink and in additional to that the fighting has thoroughly affected their lives”
Yemen became home for ferocious fighting between the internationally recognized government and the Houthis, who have taken control of large swaths of Yemen.
The brawl claimed thousands of lives and displaced hundreds of thousands including Yemenis and Somali refugees who escaped the conflict and hardships in their country before civil war eruption in Yemen.
Since 1st April, 2423 of Somali refugees started to return home by themselves with small boats. They accused the government of ‘’failing’’ to intervene the situation of the trapped citizens.
Life went from bad to worse for the Somalis living in Yemen after the federal government revealed that it is supporting the on-going Saudi-led military offensive against the Houthi rebels who are fighting to take over internationally recognized government.
Samzam Mohmmed who is in Yemen currently told Goobjoog News that Somali immigrants in country live under extreme distress and fear.
she described the life in Yemen as unbearable and she demanded urgent help from Somali federal Government.
Somali government promised to dispatch ships and planes for the evacuation of Somalis caught in Yemen’s conflict.
It was on 27th April when Director of the Parliament Mohamed Iyow told Goobjoog that the parliament has approved to send two ships to evacuate Somalis in Yemen.
While other foreign nationals have been evacuated from the impoverished gulf nation, the federal government has not yet moved to evacuate its citizens despite announcing plans to bring back them home.