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Waftigii reer Somaliland ee Garoowe ku sugnaa oo Burco dib ugu noqday.

Wafti reer Somaliland ah oo beryahaanba booqasho ku joogey meelo badan oo ka mid ah deegaanada Puntland,khaas ahaan magaala madaxda dawlad goboleedka Puntland ayaa dib ugu noqday magaalada Burco ee gobolka Togdheer.

Waftigaas oo isugu jirey waxgaradka beelaha dega gobolka Togdheer iyo siyaasiyiinba oo uu hor kacayey maayarkii hore ee magaalada Burco oo lagu magacaabo Muuse Cabdi ayaa waxay kulamo la soo yeesheen qaar ka mid ah masuuliyiinta sar sare ee dawlad goboleedka Puntland oo uu ka mid yahay Wasiirka arimaha gudaha Axmed Cabdi Xaabsade.

Sida ay noo soo sheegeen ilo xog ogaal ahi waxay labada dhinac ka wada xaajoodeen sidii ay u ilaalin lahaayeen nabad gelyada,iyo in la sameeyo gudi ka kooban odayaal iyo siyaasiyiinba,kuwaasoo ilaaliya danta dadka walaalaha ah ee ku nool gobolada deriska ah ee gobolada Sool iyo Togdheer.

Mar wax laga weydiiyey Muuse Cabdi bal inuu faahfaahin ka bixiyo waxyaabahay kawada hadleen iyaga iyo reer Puntland,waxa uu hadalkiisa ku soo koobay inuu maalmaha inagu soo aadan uu qaban doono shir jaraa,id uu ku faah faahin doono waxyaabihii ay kala soo kulmen intii ay joogeen Garoowe.

Waftigan ayaa mudo todobaad ka hor ka soo kicitimay magaalada Burco,waxaana ay masuuliyiinta Somaliland ee Hargeysa ay amar ku bixiyeen in talaabo laga qaado waftigaas,kuwaasoo lagu eedaynayo inay amar la,aan tageen Garoowe.

SOMALIA: The experience of separated Somali children

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The experience of separated Somali children

NAIROBI, 19 Jan 2003 - Somali parents are paying smugglers up to US $10,000 to take their children abroad, as part of a lucrative and exploitative international child-smuggling business. Faced with desperate choices, many parents who see no future in their own country allow their children to be abandoned by "agents" at airports and railway stations in European and North American countries.

The phenomenon of separated children - termed "unaccompanied" in official immigration statistics - poses unique challenges to the host country, raising serious questions about the rights, education and mental health of that child. In "A Gap in their Hearts: the experience of separated Somali children" - a report and webspecial published on 17 January - IRIN has looked at both sides of the story, and hopes to show that development and aid is imperative rather than relying on erecting more barriers in the receiving countries.

These separated children - mostly teenagers, but some as young as two or three - arrive burdened with a false identity. Most have been coached or intimidated into assuming a new name, a different age, and an imaginary history. Some are used for benefit fraud in welfare states; others - in the more extreme cases - are used as domestic labour, for prostitution, or fall into the hands of international criminal gangs. While some end up in the competent care of relatives, all, to some extent, struggle with serious psychological problems and identity issues. "There is only one word that describes the feeling they have: loneliness - they don't really live inside society, but on the edge of it," Swedish psychologist Marie Hessle told IRIN.

According to the "agents" who run the child-smuggling business out of Mogadishu, up to 250 children are sent out every month - although international security measures instituted after the events of 11 September have stemmed the flow and increased the cost.

Even in post-conflict Somali areas, families spend thousands of dollars to smuggle children abroad because of poor services. Education is given as the main reason for taking such extreme measures, as well as poor health facilities, conflict and poverty.

Yet many of these children fail to realise even their most basic potential as they struggle to cope in an alien education system. Houdan, who is reading for a degree in biomedical technology in Stockholm, arrived in Sweden as an unaccompanied child, and is adamant that the problems outweigh the advantages for unaccompanied children: "It is tragic... they can't take advantage of the opportunities they are sent for because of their circumstances".

Many end up as victims of the generation "clash" within the Somali diaspora abroad, and might find themselves tricked into returning to a "home" they hardly remember. Known as "family deportees", these bi-cultural children face daily bullying and isolation; at worst, they meet with extortion, rape and murder by child gangs in their homeland.

The phenomenon of separated children - termed "unaccompanied" in official immigration statistics - poses unique challenges to the host country, raising serious questions about the rights, education and mental health of that child. In a new webspecial, IRIN has looked at both sides of the story, and hopes to show that development and aid is imperative rather than relying on erecting more barriers in the receiving countries.

After a decade of international neglect, Somalia's unique circumstances ever since the collapse of the state in 1991 have served to produce one of the largest groups of separated children arriving in Europe and North American countries. With immigration as one of the most important issues in the West today, this report hopes to act as a reminder that Somalia remains an international responsibility, and that continued neglect comes with a price for everyone.

Judge: Somalis can't be deported, must be released

By Florangela Davila
Seattle Times staff reporter

Three of the four Somali men who have been at the center of a national deportation case will be released from INS detention no later than Wednesday. The men, jailed by immigration authorities in November, were plaintiffs in a federal court case that prevented deportation of Somalis back to the East African nation.

In a ruling yesterday, U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman ordered the men released, citing a 2001 Supreme Court case known as Zadvydas v. Davis. That case prohibits indefinitely detaining people who face deportation but whose countries don't accept them.

Somalia has been without a central government since the ouster of dictator Siad Barre in 1991, and "a state of general chaos persists," Pechman wrote in her ruling.

"With no evidence to suggest that conditions in Somalia are likely to change in the near future," Pechman's order said, "the court finds there is no significant likelihood of petitioners' removal in the reasonably foreseeable future.

"The court finds no rational reason to require them to continue to detention."

Yusuf Ali Ali, Mohamed Aweys and Mohamed Hussein Hundiye were ordered released from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) detention facility in Seattle within two business days.

A fourth man, Gama Kalif Mohamud, filed a prior petition in federal court, to be decided by Judge Barbara Rothstein.

Lawyers representing the Somalis applauded the ruling and said they now will seek the release of all deportable Somalis held in detention, a number officials estimated at 39 nationwide as of Dec. 16.

"This shows that even after the terrorist attacks, the rule of law still applies in the U.S.," said attorney Karol Brown of the Perkins Coie law firm in Seattle.

INS officials could not be reached for comment.

Since 1997, the INS has deported 196 Somali nationals 49 people who had committed crimes and 147 who had violated immigration laws. After Sept. 11, 2001, the federal government stepped up efforts to remove foreign nationals with final orders of deportation, putting an emphasis on nations linked to terrorism. In her ruling, Pechman said there appears to be no credible link between any organization in Somalia and al-Qaida.

The four Seattle men, along with a fifth, Ahmed Noor, were arrested and detained in November. Three had been convicted of drug, drunken-driving or assault charges; two were in violation of immigration laws. Noor was eventually released.

The deportations, argued the men's attorneys, were illegal because deportation requires a country to accept the person impossible for Somalia because it has no government. Pechman agreed.

Earlier this week, Pechman certified the case as a class-action, halting the removal of an estimated 2,000 Somali nationals who are not necessarily in detention but who could have faced deportation.

Because word of yesterday's ruling arrived after visitation hours at the INS detention facility, advocates for the Somali men hoped to deliver the news to them this morning.



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