Somalia Evacuates Over 150 from Sudan Amid Ongoing Conflict

Somalis arrive home after fleeing conflict in Sudan. (PHOTO CREDIT: SNTV)

More than 150 Somali nationals, mostly students, have been evacuated from Sudan and repatriated back to their homeland.

The evacuation was facilitated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Somali foreign ministry.

The Somali foreign minister and other government officials were present at Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport Sunday to receive the evacuees.

Abdurahman Nur Mohamed Diinaari, a senior official with the Somali foreign ministry, expressed his gratitude for the IOM’s assistance in the evacuation process.

The Somali embassy in Sudan has reported that approximately 1,500 Somalis have fled to neighboring countries such as Ethiopia and South Sudan.

Somalia faces its own security and political challenges, the al-Qaida-linked terror group al-Shabab, which has been fighting to overthrow the government for the past 15 years, frequently launches deadly attacks in Mogadishu and other parts of the country.

Despite the government’s efforts to maintain stability, the situation remains tense, and many Somalis are forced to flee their homes in search of safety.