Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Somalia Is Ready to Welcome its Refugees

Mogadishu, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Somalia''s president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said today that the country was ready to welcome refugees from Kenya''s Dadaab camp.

According to Hiiraan website, Sheikh Mohamud made this statement at a joint press conference with his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi.
Dadaab refugee camp - Web image 

Sheikh Mohamud said that the repatriation would be an organized process after Kenya's decision to close Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp.

According to Sheikh Mohamud, refugees have already chosen where they want to be relocated and government has made the respective arrangements to accommodate them.

He also thanked Kenya for giving refuge to displaced Somalis for 25 years.

Sheikh Mohamud stated that refugees could play an important role in the reconstruction of Somalia, after receiving a good education in Kenya.

Established in 1991, Dadaab was the last hope for hundreds of thousands of Somalis who fled the war and the hostile climate in their country.