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A boat carrying 1000 Somalis from Yemen due to dock at Bossaso port

Storyline:National News

A boat carrying around 1000 Somali refugees from Yemen is expected to dock at Bossaso port of Semi-autonomous regional state of Puntland in forthcoming hours according to Puntland administration.

The boat which reportedly set out a day before, is ferrying Somalis including women and children who fled away the escalating Yemen violence.

The helpless Somalis were trapped in Yemen violence where they have been residing since the government of late Mohamed Siyad Barre toppled by rebellions.

Hundreds of thousands of Somalis fleeing civil war in Somalia crossed to Yemen over the past twenty five years.
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, 4423 of Somali refugees started to return 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.