Somaliland:Authorities Relocated Dozen IDPs Families to New Homes


Somaliland:Authorities Relocated Dozen IDPs Families to New Homes



By Goth Mohamed Goth

A couple of dozen internal displaced families were relocated from their former residences which were adjacent to the presidential palace and the compound of the ministry of finance to land donate by government located in the outer fringes of the city.

Apart from the land allocated by the government the IDP were given unspecified amount of money and free transport to ferry theirthem and belonging to their new homes.

Disabled people were among those the government has demolished their residences and said that the government is relocating them to the city outskirts.

Some of the families we interviewed said “Our new homes are ideal and have access to all things we want be it safe drinking water and education you named it, in our door step and we thank the Somaliland government for its generosity, said one of IDPs.

It is estimated that 85,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are currently living in Somaliland, of which 2,500 families are hosted in Mohammed Moge IDP camp, surviving some of the region’s worst living conditions.

IOM, in collaboration with the Somaliland Ministry of Health, Ministry Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (MRRR) and the Migration Response Centre (MRC), has established a mobile health clinic at Mohamed Mooge settlement in Hargeisa to provide basic healthcare services to approximately 10,000 vulnerable internally displaced people (IDPs) and the neighbouring host population.

The clinic, which is co-funded by Japan and the United States, will also provide needed healthcare services to over 150 street children hosted at a rehabilitation center near the settlement.

The healthcare services provided at the clinic include routine consultations, safe motherhood, nutrition, communicable disease control, health promotion and health education. During the first week following the opening, over 1,000 patients visited the clinic.