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We are call all Oromo’s and international organization to save Oromo refugees in Hargeisa
human right organization reports from the Hareisa .Thursday 30th
armed police shot and attacked refugees at the social welfare centre
in Hargeisa and asylum-seekers encamped opposite.
We learned today from several refugees
Somaliland Police along with local Somaliland
residents attacked refugees and asylum seekers outside of the
At least one man Jafar Jemal (Ahmed) was shot. One report was that he was shot in the chest. Two or three said he was critically ill in hospital. One said his family were denied access to visit. 59 were arrested, inc 2 women and many with injuries after being beaten with truncheons/staves. They were/are held in Hargeisa central prison and other places inc a military camp. Current whereabouts not known.
August 31 'nearly 100' mostly women were rounded up outside the SWC
and taken in several vehicles to Wachale on the border. According to
one report, UNHCR and ICRC are trying to prevent their deportation
About 35 young children were lost when this morning's arrests occurred. 15 have been found but 20 are still unaccounted for.
Hostility from local population is high - reports of robberies, beatings and rape have been sent. We’ve spoken to a young man who, with his father, was beaten by locals and robbed.
A contact mentioned the following locations:
· Koot Buur,
· New Hargeessaa
· Saldhiga Dhahee
· Koot Buur Wkf
Afterwards, an unspecified
numbers of men, women and children were deported/ refouled to
There are also reports that
the local authorities are blocking access to
Many fear that these
attacks and refoulment will continue unless UNHCR and international
community can pressure the authorities in
the PRM aware of the current crisis? How about Human Rights Watch?
Can anything be done to help those that remain or follow conditions
of those refouled to
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