Somaliland Says Deported Somali Citizens Posed Security Risk

Somaliland, which has existed for the past three decades with its own institutions but remains unrecognised internationally, caused controversy on October 3 and 4, 2021 for  expelling hundreds of families believed to be a security concern among locals in Somaliland.

Officials described the decision to deport Somali citizens as part of Somaliland's "sovereign" responsibilities. They said it was "motivated by issues pertaining to security, including appeals from local communities and authorities" and that details of the deportation was distorted by Mogadishu to portray Somaliland as "rogue".

UN humanitarian affairs officials and the Somali NGO Consortium said the forced displacements of people from Las Anod were a violation of human rights.


Mogadishu (file photo).

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 100 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.