Abdikarin Hussein Guled former Somali Interior minister and Somali central state presidential candidate has handed out 5000 USD Somali refugee repatriation process.
Meanwhile, Ahmed Moalim Fiqi, who is vying for the presidency of Soon-to be-formed Somali central State has donated 2000 USD to Somali refugee repatriation process.
He called Somali people take lion’s share in the initiatives to help Somalis in Yemen.
“I appreciate how Goobjoog News which launched Gurmad and Gargaar campaign intended to help Somalis trapped in Yemen is its public” he said.
Some Goobjoog News listeners have also contributed on line to Goobjoog FM live fundraising broadcast.
Somalia Refugee Rescue Committee are now live on Goobjoog FM raising funds, please call them on 0616564444, 0615525758, 061707355
Send your donation to:
• Salaama account No: 3058178
• Dahabshiil No: Mog 0028404
• EVC-: 0617885353
The fund will be used for evacuation process and resettling of the returnees.
For many years, hundreds of Somalis have risked their lives by crossing the Gulf of Aden to reach Yemen in their search for safety and a better life. Many die atrocious deaths – beaten, thrown overboard, eaten by sharks, drowned or asphyxiated in the hold of crowded smuggler boats.
Now the case is different and the other way round, the situation of the Somalis currently living in Yemen is in jeopardy and trapped in the conflict.
19th May this year, a boat carrying over 1000 Somali refugees from Yemen has docked at Bossaso port of Semi-autonomous regional state of Puntland.
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, 7000 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.