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Yemen Unrest Makes Somalia Unlikely Safe Haven for Refugees

Refugees gather in front of a makeshift tent to collect aid at the Yemeni Refugees Camp near Somali capital Mogadishu. (Courtesy of Muslim Aid)

Four years of a brutal civil war in Yemen has forced more than 4.3 million people to leave their homes. Many of the Yemenis desperately seeking safety are turning to neighboring Somalia.

Ranked as one of the 10 poorest countries in the world by the United Nations (UN), Somalia is considered one of the least politically stable countries, and faces a continued threat from al-Shabab jihadists.

Many Somalis who were living in the country during the 1980s conflict and the 1991 civil war outbreak fled to then-relatively stable Yemen. But the refugee movement has been reversed since late 2014, when read more >>>

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