UN says Somali refugees from Yemen arrive in Berbere
The IOM, UN Migration Agency, in coordination with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has evacuated 128 Somalis refugees from war-torn Yemen to Somalia.
The IOM says a boat carrying the refugees left the port of Aden had arrived at the Somali port of Berbera through IOM’s Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR).
These Somalis came to Yemen searching for a better life and found themselves caught up in conflict and often subjected to abuse by smugglers, according to UN Migration Agency office.
IOM doctors ensured that all were fit for travel and UNHCR provided them with a cash package to assist their reintegration once they arrive home.
The UN Migration Agency said in post on Twitter that was the fifth evacuation in 2018 and totaling 673 Somali refugees, who were returned from war-torn Yemen to Somalia.