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.