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Somalia: Somali Cabinet Forms Task Force to Examine Conditions of Refugees in Yemen

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The Somali cabinet on Monday (April 29th) appointed a new ministerial-level task force to investigate the situation of Somali refugees in Yemen and make recommendations, including the possibility of their repatriation, the government announced in a press release.

"The Council of Ministers has received a report from the Somali delegation that visited Yemen this week and are deeply saddened to hear of the worsening situation faced by Somali refugees in the country," said Deputy Minister of Information, Posts and Telecommunications Abdishakur Ali Mire.

Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon called for a rapid solution to the crisis. "The tragic situation of the refugees reported today in front of this council needs an urgent response to safeguard innocent lives and dignify many others," he said.

The five-member committee will travel to Yemen to try to find a humanitarian and diplomatic solution for the refugee crisis.


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