Title Welcome Home To Nothing: Refugees Repatriate to a Forgotten Somaliland
Publisher United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
Publication Date 31 December 2001
Country Somalia
Topics Voluntary repatriation
Cite as United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Welcome Home To Nothing: Refugees Repatriate to a Forgotten Somaliland, 31 December 2001, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3c302a834.html [accessed 10 July 2014]
Comments Despite growing U.S. government concerns about the alleged presence of extremist groups in Somalia linked with the terrorist network of Osama bin Laden, the international community largely continues to ignore a golden opportunity to strengthen stability and political moderation in Somalia's peaceful northwest corner known as Somaliland. According to a new report released today by the U.S. Committee for Refugees (USCR), tens of thousands of refugees are in the process of returning home to Somaliland because the region has achieved relative peace and security, in stark contrast to the anarchy and violence that continue in the rest of Somalia. Despite Somaliland's tentative signs of progress and its dire need for international humanitarian assistance, however, the international community has failed to provide development aid and support for population reintegration that could help prevent future problems and make Somaliland a much-needed island of stability in the volatile Horn of Africa.
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