15 January 2014

Somalia: Third Flight Carrying 200 Somali Citizens Arrive Mogadishu From South Sudan

Somali government chartered flight has departed at Mogadishu Airport on Tuesday carrying 200 Somali citizens from the troubled South Sudan.

The flight is the third one from South Sudan to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia since civil wars broke out in the Africa's newest nation.

Somali Embassy in Jubba said on Tuesday that the number of Somali citizens fleeing from South Sudan back to their country increased since December.

Foreign Affairs Ministry in Mogadishu has pledged to pay for the flights, hotel accommodations and local transportation costs for the citizens returning from South Sudan in order to help them resettle back in their home regions.

Mogadishu has received more than 500 Somali citizens from South Sudan since December.

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