Sunday, 26 July 2009

Some 800,000 Somalis in Yemen

By Nasser Arrabyee, 26/07/2009

Sana'a- The Yemeni government appealed Sunday to the International Community to take its responsibility towards the continuous flow of Somalis to the impoverished Yemen.

There are about 800,000 Somali immigrants in the country, an official statement said.

With its limited resources, Yemen alone will not be able to face such continuous flow of immigrants, said the statement which was issued by the Ministry Interior.

More than 1000 Somali immigrants including women and children arrived in Thubab coast in Taiz province, south west of the country, since the beginning of July, said the statement.

The unrest and latest rising violence in Somalia increased the number of immigrants who seek a safe haven in Yemen, the statement added.

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