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“The underlying responsibility for cultivating these circumstances lies with a government in Mogadishu unable to protect its citizens,” said the Statement.
Hargeisa(ANN)-The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Somaliland, spoke about why hundreds of Somali families were deported from Las-Anod, the capital of Sool region this week.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Somaliland has been home to refugees from neighboring Somalia for the past three decades. Who have lived in their country in accordance with Somaliland’s humanitarian obligations under international law and in accordance with local law and citizenship Law, but this time, in view of its security it has returned these people to their homeland.
Likewise, the Somaliland government has overseen the protection and livelihood for all those who live within its borders, According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today, a copy of which has reached Araweelo News Network.
The statement also responded to a statement by the Somali government condemning the Somaliland government’s deportation, “As a result of the unfortunate recent public remarks made by the Prime Minister of Somalia on matters pertaining to the sovereign responsibilities of the Republic of Somaliland, the Somaliland government feels compelled to provide a clarification”,
“The Prime Minister of Somalia chose to convey unfounded information and share baseless accusations on the issue of the Somaliland government’s legal and necessary decision to deport selected individuals, who had unlawfully settled in the district of Las Anod, the provincial capital of Sool Region, Somaliland.” said the Statement.
It is important to emphasize that the decision to deport a selected number of individuals from Somaliland’s territory was motivated by issues pertaining to security, including appeals from the local communities and authorities in Las Anod district, was added.
The decision is described as a consequence, after Intelligence reports and consultations provided a clear indication that these individuals were putting the safety of the local population at risk. As such, the Somaliland government was compelled to take action, but only in a manner fully respecting the human rights of such parties—including those to food, water, temporary shelter—and without damage or loss to property or person hood.”
The Somaliland Government maintains close and cooperative relations with all its neighbors, including over issues of migration and border control, which it conducts with all due adherence to international law, Added a statement by the Somaliland Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Therefore, the Somaliland government will not have its own record of distorting neighbouring Somalia and failing to fulfil its administrative responsibilities both internally and externally has led to the help of others to divert the international community from its own shortcomings.
“The underlying responsibility for cultivating these circumstances lies with a government in Mogadishu unable to protect its citizens and create a condition for political stability despite being provided with exorbitant amounts of international aid to develop such capabilities” said a statement from the Somaliland Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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By Arraale M Jama Freelance Journalist and Human Rights activist.