Radio Goobjoog has launched campaign titled: “Gurmad iyo Gargaar” which is community self-help events and intended to encourage Somali people to help Somali refugees in Yemen and Kenya.
Gurmad and Gargaar campaign can be participated by Somali people, traders, sports, clerics, regional and federal governments as to resettle expatriates.
The administration of Goobjoog News has voluntarily undertaken initiatives to create awareness on the situation of Somali refugees in both Yemen and Kenya.
Radio Goobjoog appreciates any valuable view leading those refugees to return their country safely.
Somalis regularly flee to Yemen which has had an open door policy towards them since the war began.
Now, with Yemen embroiled in fresh internal conflict and cutting humanitarian aid, the UN can only afford to do the bare minimum. Some Somalis want to return home but they don’t have money or vessel to bring them back. Unless the refugees can find their own way out of the country, they will remain trapped indefinitely in Yemen.
In additional to that, Concerns were also being raised in Somalia over a potential backlash against Somali refugees in Yemen after the Somali government expressed support for the Saudi-led air strikes against the Houthi fighters in Yemen.
On other hand, in the wake of the horrific Garissa University attacks, which took the lives of 148 people, Kenya’s Deputy President delivered an ultimatum to the United Nations Refugee Agency to move nearly half a million Somali refugees out of a huge Kenyan refugee camp in three months or Kenya leaders will relocate them ourselves.
Therefore those expatriates are our brothers and sisters, they need our help, so to make the dream true, you “Reader” and I have to put more efforts to pull our brothers out of the hole.