Time: 17 March, 2020
ADEN, YEMEN: Yesterday, 88 Somalian refugees left the Yemeni port of Aden to return to their homeland. The refugees were part of the Voluntary Repatriation Project for Refugees, implemented by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
The program includes transportation of Somalis wishing to return to their country. They are first transported from Aden to Somalia by ship via the Red Sea, and are then transferred by air and land to locations throughout Somalia.
Since the project began in 2018, KSrelief has helped to repatriate around 2,000 Somalian refugees from Yemen, many of whom had settled in Yemen during the early 1990’s due to the internal conflict in their home country.