Somaliland to register IDP’s and Refugees in the country


HARGEISA– A two day gathering aimed at discussing on refugee and Internally Displaced People (IDP’s) kicked off in Hargeisa yesterday.

The mission of the meeting was to put in place a plan dealing with refugees in Somaliland for the five years to come. This was attended by head of IDP’s and Refugee Agency and local and international organization that are engaged on refugee matters.

Hon. Abdikarim, the chairman of IDP’s and Refugee Agency in Somaliland who made an opening remarks at the meeting has said that the gist behind the conference is to come up with plans that will be implemented for the years to come pertaining to refugees.

Mr. Xinif has said that the objective behind the gathering is to come up with the exact number of IDP’s and refugees currently living in Somaliland. He stated that the IDP’s include of Somaliland nationals that have been displaced by recurring wars in Somalia.

The Head of IDP’s and Refugee Agency has announced that plans underway to get registered all IDP’s in Somaliland and refugees where the government will issue identification cards. The chairman said that the agency will vet the IDP’s and refugees in order to know who is eligible for getting the identification.



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