Somaliland: Yemeni War Impacts Negatively


over 5000 Yemenis refugees in Somaliland

Somalilandsun – The conflict in Yemen has driven thousands of refugees across the Gulf of Aden to Somaliland placing a great financial and social strain on the fragile region.

The Somaliland government itself faces an even bigger problem. The interruption of shipping in the Gulf of Aden because of the conflict has badly affected exports of livestock – the backbone of Somaliland’s economy, accounting for 40 per cent of its GDP for after Saudi Arabia, Yemen was Somaliland’s second largest importer of animals writes Katie Riordan in her article Refugees from Yemen’s conflict put heavy strain on fragile Somaliland