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Ship sets sail for Yemen again to evacuate Somalis

Storyline:National News

ship23A Somali businessman chartered chip has set out to Yemen where it will evacuate Somalis stranded by Yemen violence.

Goobjoog news reporters who are board are saying that the ship departed from Bossaso port heading to one of Yemen’s port.
This will be the second trip this ship known as Nawal3 sails to Yemen.

On 25th May this, Abdi Ali Farah, a well-known Somali businessman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Jubba General Trading Company has pledged to dispatch a cargo ship which would be used to ferry Somalis from Yemen which became home for ferocious fighting between the internationally recognized government and the Houthis, who have taken control of large swaths of Yemen.

Speaking to Goobjoog News Farah said that he decided to help brotherly Somalis who were captivated by Yemen violence which cost hundreds of innocent lives.

Since 1st April, 6789 of Somali refugees returned home by themselves with small boats as this ship marks the first ship loaded with Somalis to reach Somalia’s waters.

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.