Somalia: Interior Minister meets IOM officials in Mogadishu

Somalia

MOGAIDHSU, Somalia- The Interior Minister of Somalia’s Federal government, Abdi Farah Saed “Juha” has met representatives from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday, Garowe Online reports.

Minister Juha and IOM officials were reported have discussed on wide range of issues, mainly the repatriation of Somali refugees from neighboring countries and ways to put an end to illegal migration in the region.

During the meeting, Minister Juha called the IOM to support the Federal government to implement programs that will encourage Somali youth to stay in their country and also raise awareness among them regarding the risky journey to Europe.

Additionally, sources said the officials have highlighted on the need to create jobs for the youth and repatriated citizens to improve their livelihood and reduce employment rate in the country.  

On their side, IOM pledged to assist the Somali government to tackle migration challenges that discussed in the meeting, and this comes after the U.S. has deported 67 Somalis back to the capital Mogadishu early this week.

GAROWEONLINE