Puntland Leader Calls For International Assistance As Somalis From Yemen Pour Into Puntland Towns

The president of Semi-autonomous regional state regional state of Puntland, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali ( Gaas) has taken meeting with international NGOs, heads of State, diplomats and well-wishers as discuss on the influx of refugees seeking safe haven in Somalia which experienced more than two decades of civil war.
Gaas who is currently in the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi, has discussed the matter with Delegation of the European Union, ambassadors of US, Holland, Sweden and head world bank.
Puntland leader has called for international assistance as hundreds of people fleeing from Yemen conflict continue to arrive in by boats.
On 13th April this A boat carrying over 1000 Somali refugees from Yemen has docked at Bossaso port of Semi-autonomous regional state of Puntland.
Over 5000 people including Somalis, Yemenis, Ethiopians and Djiboutians have come ashore since early April.
Since 1st April, Over 5000 people including Somalis, Yemenis, Ethiopians and Djiboutians returned home by themselves with small boats.
Somalis in Yemen 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.
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.

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