Somaliland: three civil society organizations condemn the killing of Somalian and Somaliland refugees in helicopter attack off Yemen coast

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Saturday March 18, 2017 - 20:46:26 in Wararkii u danbeeyay by Jama Ahmed
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    Somaliland: three civil society organizations condemn the killing of Somalian and Somaliland refugees in helicopter attack off Yemen coast

    Hargeisa- Human Rights Centre, Centre for Policy Analysis and COMPAD, civil society organizations based in Somaliland, demand independent investigation to determine who was behind a deadly attack on a boat near Bab al-Mandeb strait, off the coast of

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Hargeisa- Human Rights Centre, Centre for Policy Analysis and COMPAD, civil society organizations based in Somaliland, demand independent investigation to determine who was behind a deadly attack on a boat near Bab al-Mandeb strait, off the coast of Yemen, where more than 40 civilian people were killed, the three organizations said in a joint statement.

"Somaliland civil society condemns the attack. Refugees including Somaliland nationals were attacked by a helicopter leaving dozens of them dead," the statement added. 

Last night, about 42 refugees died when they were attacked off the coast of Yemen. The majority of the dead were from Somalia and Somaliland. 


"The fatal attack deliberately targeting civilians is unacceptable, heinous and against the international law. We demand immediate investigation of the incident," the three organization added. 

The joint statement was signed by  Ahmed Yousuf Hasan, the chairperson of COMPAD, Hibak Ibrahim Gamuute, Executive Director of Centre for Policy Analysis and Guleid Ahmed Jama, the chairperson of Human Rights Centre.
 


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