ordered its immigration officials to stop processing refugees arriving from Yemen after it had already stopped a group Somali returnees and Yemenis fleeing from the conflict. Hiiraan Online learned that the government intervened in stopping the refugees to contain the potential outbreak of cholera which health authorities have documented in Yemen. Ads By Google ‘The reason is that there have been outbreaks of Cholera in Yemen and that is why we have temporarily halt the receiving of Yemeni refugees; at least until the problem is solved’. The regional governor of Sahlil, Jama Yussuf Ahmed said. The governor noted that they are working with international NGOs to find solutions for the problem. Since the onset of the civil unrest in Yemen, Somaliland has seen similar waves of refugees arriving almost daily. According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), “”The numbers of cholera cases in Yemen continue to increase, sparking concerns of a significant outbreak”. Ravaged by war, Yemen’s remaining health facilities have been unable to cope with the surge in suspected cases and NGO’s are struggling to provide aid for the millions of displaced who still have no access to safe drinking water and sanitation.

Police have taken the unusual step of issuing a public appeal in Somali as they…