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Breaking News: 0ver 2000 Returnees From Yemen Violence Reach Bossaso

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Reports from Semi-autonomous regional state of Puntland indicate that a boat carrying over 2000 Somali refugees from Yemen has docked at the Gulf of Aden port city, Bossaso on Wednesday.
The returnees were warmly welcomed by the administration of Bossaso at the port.
The boat which reportedly set out one day ago, ferried vulnerable Somali refugees including women and children who fled away the escalating Yemen violence.
Sheikh Yussuf Ahmed Daad, head of refugee rescue committee in Puntland who exclusive interview to Goobjoog News confirmed the arrival of the returnees in Puntland.
Puntland refugee rescue committee, local NGOs and members from civil society are helping the returnees at the port.
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, 7500 of Somali refugees have 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.