Saudi humanitarian agency repatriates 143 Somalis from Yemen

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Saudi aid agency repatriated 143 Somalis stranded in Yemen. (SPA)
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Saudi aid agency repatriated 143 Somalis stranded in Yemen. (SPA)
Updated 06 October 2019

Saudi humanitarian agency repatriates 143 Somalis from Yemen

  • UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch said Somalis comprise 90 percent of refugees in Yemen, or some 250,000 people

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) repatriated 143 Somalis stranded in Yemen this week, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
Last year, KSRelief repatriated as many as 2,000 Somali refugees from Yemen. The Voluntary Repatriation Program was initiated by KSRelief in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), whose spokesman Joel Millman said 46 men, 41 women, 26 boys and 30 girls set off by boat from Aden on Sept. 30 and arrived at the Somali port of Berbera.
Their relocation was possible thanks to funding from KSRelief, which is working in partnership with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to facilitate the movement of people returning from Yemen, Millman added.
He said since KSRelief started funding the project in November 2018, 1,505 Somali returnees have been assisted.
He added that the project aims to facilitate safe and dignified movements from Yemen, and to contribute to reintegrating returnees in a sustainable way.
UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch said Somalis comprise 90 percent of refugees in Yemen, or some 250,000 people.
Meanwhile, KSRelief transported 10 injured Yemenis to Saudi Arabia to receive medical care at the center’s expense. Yemeni officials commended KSRelief’s efforts and concern for the wounded.


Houthi missile injures three women in Saudi Arabia

Updated 51 min 4 sec ago

Houthi missile injures three women in Saudi Arabia

  • Three women have suffered minor injuries after a house was damaged by the projectile

RIYADH: Three women were wounded by a Houthi attack towards a town in the Saudi border region of Jazan, the Saudi Press Agency reported Tuesday. 
Spokesman for the Civil Defense in Jazan, Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, said the center received a report claiming that military missile was launched towards a town located near the border in Jazan.
Three women have suffered minor injuries and one house was damaged due to the missile. 
The women were transferred to a hospital and their health condition is stable.