Somali Refugees Committee in Yemen accused federal government of Somalia of ‘’failing’’ to intervene the situation of the trapped citizens.
Dahabo Abdi farah , the chairperson of Somali Refugees Committee speaking to Goobjoob News said that the federal government dragged its feet “for months” on the evacuation of Somalis in Yemen.
“Somalis in Yemen who registered for evacuation are always questioning us about the process and they are accusing us of being liars” said the chairlady.
She said that they are disappointed about pledges made the federal government of Somalia.
“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” she said highlighted.
She added “people are still registering with us for evacuation but unfortunately it seems that the government has no ripen plans to help these people”
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, 5000 of Somalis returned home by themselves with small boats.
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.
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.