Posted by: africanpressorganization | 15 April 2009

Somalia / 60,000 Somalis have returned to Mogadishu




Somalia / 60,000 Somalis have returned to Mogadishu


MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 15, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general


On Somalia, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), some 60,000 Somalis have returned to Mogadishu since the start of 2009.


But although such returns are usually a positive sign, UNHCR is not encouraging them right now, given Mogadishu’s volatile security situation and lack of basic services.


The agency is currently working to re-establish its presence in Mogadishu.  It is also leading UN assessment efforts, which will guide humanitarian aid and protection policies for the returnee communities. 


SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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