Acute Water Shortages kill 3 Somali children in Al-Kharas Camps

water shortage2222Reports from Yemen indicate that many Somalis stranded in Al-Kharas refugee camps are face by serious water shortages.
At least two children were confirmed died in that camp due to an acute water shortage.
“The camps are situated far from the town, the occupants have nothing to eat or drink and humanitarian agencies have vacated areas due insecurity, unless immediate aid responses are delivered, the situation can change into tragic which would cost many lives” said freelance reporter living in Yemen.
It has been reported that the region is facing an acute water shortage due to the insecurity which force water boozers not to endeavour to supply water.
He called for the Aid agencies to intervene the situation and supply water to the areas affected.
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.
Due to the escalating conflict in Yemen, Somali refugees who fled Somalia’s civil war early 1990s have been returning back to Puntland, especially Bossaso, a port town that lies hours ride from Yemeni’s main towns of San’a and Add’an.
The brawl in Yemen 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 1 April this year , 10778 of Somali refugees returned home by themselves with small boats. They accused the government of “failing’’ to intervene in 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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