The deputy chairperson of parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee, Mohamed Omar Dalha has commented on the situation of Yemen refugees who fled away from their country due the escalating fighting between the internally recognized government of Yemen and Houthi militants who are large swath of Yemen who control over large swaths of Yemen.
Dalha said that people and government of Yemen have been welcoming Somalis who were running away from the civil war.
Early 1990s during the civil war, Somali people fled to many countries around the world but few countries accepted them gleefully such Yemen while others made the situation of Somali refugees out of frying pan into fire therefore it the time Somalis recall what Yemen did for them and help Yemen refugees”
Meanwhile Dalha called Saudi Arabia to compensate for the lives of Somalis killed Yemen by its warplanes.
He finally called upon Somali government to evacuate Somalis in Yemen who were trapped by the escalating violence.
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.
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
Since 1st April, 7000 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.