Refugee Affairs Department – RAD
- The Puntland Refugee Protection Law translated into Arabic & Oromo, which are the key languages spoken by the refugees & asylum seekers in Puntland.
- 4000 copies of the Law were printed (English 1,000, Somali 2,000, Arabic 500, Oromo 500).
- The Articles of 9-16 & 30 of Refugee Protection Law were broadcasted through Garowe FM Radio and others in Bosaso, Qardho and Galkayo.
- Two media shows were conducted through Puntland TV and Radio and the rights of refugees under Puntland constitution and the newly endorsed Puntland Refugee Protection Law were the main agenda of the show. The show covers all over Puntland.
- A workshop was conducted for 50 participants from refugee stakeholders such as WFP, UNOCHA, UNFPA, DRC, NRC, CARE, GRT, SCI, KAALO and government institutions such as Ministries of Health, Education, Security in Garowe and they were introduced the new Puntland Refugee Protection Law.
- 25 local journalists and members from key media outlets in Garowe were trained on Puntland Refugee Protection Law.
- 25 participants from the refugee community committee in Garowe were trained on Puntland Refugee Protection Law.
- A workshop of introduction of Puntland Refugee Protection Law was conducted for 35 participants from police, immigration, courts, lawyers, attorney general, intelligence, custom guards in Garowe.
- 40 RAD staff from Bosaso, Garowe, Qardho, Dhahar, Alxamdulilah and Tukaraq were trained on Puntland Refugee Protection Law in Bosaso and they were asked to comply the new Law in their day to day operations.
- 25 participants from local journalists and members from key media outlets in Bosaso were trained on Puntland Refugee Protection Law.
- A workshop of introduction of Puntland Refugee Protection Law was conducted for 35 participants from Bosaso police, immigration, courts, lawyers, regional attorney general, marines forces, intelligence, port guards and custom guards in Bosaso.
- RAD office in Garowe has registered 38 cases of asylum seekers and 8 cases in Galkayo.
- 539 of refugees and returnees from Yemen were received at Bosaso Port and other entry points in Puntland; 478 were Somali returnees, 57 Yemeni refugees and 4 other nationalities mainly Ethiopians.
- 374 out of 539 were accommodated by Bosaso Reception & Transit Center. The people accommodated in the Bosaso Reception & Transit Center received accommodation, sleeping materials, sanitation, meals, security and registration.
IDPs Affairs Department – IAD
- A land advocacy meeting was conducted for the landlords, Galkayo district and regional officials, the Police commissioner and the members from 17 IDPs camps in Galkayo as well as members from UNHCR, NRC and DRC. The main agenda of the meeting was to advocate the renewal of some expired agreements over lands inhabited by the IDPs in Galkayo, moreover to list down the key land challenges in Galkayo.
Posted By: Abdikhayr Mohamed, Senior Advisor for Refugees & IDPs Programme
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