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You Know Things Are Bad When People Flee TO Somalia

The civil war in Yemen has gotten so bad that some families are rolling the dice and fleeing to famously unstable Somalia, The Associated Press reports.

According to a U.N. relief agency, 32 people from 12 families arrived by boat last weekend in the city of Berbera, a port under the control of Somaliland, a province of Somalia that has declared itself an independent republic. The refugees had fled from the city of Taiz, which is currently being bombed by Saudi warplanes targeting the country’s Houthi rebels.

Somaliland recently gave Sudan permission to use its airport to launch strikes in Yemen.

In years past, the AP notes, more than 200,000 Somalians have fled their violent, poverty-wracked country to seek a better life in Yemen. Now, the tables have turned, as Yemen has fallen into a civil war of its own in which Shiite Houthi insurgents have overrun much of the country, including the capital of Sana’a.




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