The elder commended the semi-autonomous regional state of Puntland and the breakaway Somaliland for their work and commitment to support Somalis returning from Yemen where fighting between the internationally recognized government and the Houthis, who have taken control of large swaths of Yemen, the fighting has 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.
He said that Somali government and refugee rescue committee should lay out plans to resettle Somali returnees from Yemen.
Since 1st April, 10234 of Somali refugees returned 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.
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.