Somaliland:Vice President Meets the IOM Director for Horn of Africa Region


The deputy president H.E Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismael (Sayli’i) today held
discussions in his office at the presidential mansion with the regional
director of International Organization of Immigration (IOM) Mr. Jeffrey
Labovitz who was flanked by the Somaliland IOM representative Jessamy
Garver-Affeldt and IOM advisor for Somaliland/Somalia affair Dyane Epstein.


According to the Somaliland News Agency (SOLNA) announced that the talks
pertained how Somaliland and the IOM could work together. For instance the
discussion touched the work IOM does in the country concerning the Yemeni
refugees and the aid of the internally displaced person uprooted from their
homes by the endemic drought which has exacerbated the already dire
situation. The famines stricken families have lost their livelihood and now
living in destitution.

The vice president emphasized that IOM support the Ministry of Health
Development which has many pending agenda and lacks enough funding.

The guests thanked the vice president for his hospitality and thanked
Somaliland for coming to the aid of the Yemeni refugees. They praised
Somaliland for maintaining peace and stability at a volatile region.