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IOM Relocates Somali Asylum Seekers in Ethiopia

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IOM staff helps Somali asylum seekers relocate from Sheder to Dollo Ado refugee camps in Ethiopia © IOM 2016

Ethiopia - IOM has relocated 621 Somali asylum seekers from Sheder to Dollo Ado refugee camps in Ethiopia.

The asylum seekers fled conflict in Yemen, crossing to Somaliland and entering Ethiopia via the Togwachale entry point.

IOM’s Jijiga and Dolo Ado sub-offices in the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia, in cooperation with the Ethiopia’s Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and UNHCR, relocated the group to Dolo Ado area refugee camps, where they can register as refugees and receive assistance.

The relocation operation started in December 2015 and comprised of five movements. The latest, on Friday (12/2) relocated 92 people. This followed 50 people moved in December, 361 in January and 210 in February.

IOM also relocated 79 Yemeni asylum seekers in December and January. They were moved from Sheder to Addis Ababa, in coordination with ARRA and UNHCR.

For further information, please contact Alemayehu Seifeselassie at IOM Ethiopia, Tel: +251.11. 6611117 (Ext. 455), Mobile: +251.91.163-9082, Email: salemayehu@iom.int

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