The minister said that the statistics presented by the Ministry of Planning of Somalia is only for that country and that Somaliland has already carried out its population census which is currently held by the Ministry of Planning of Somaliland
The estimated statistical report launched on Monday in Mogadishu shows as follows: -
"A number of UN agencies and the Somali government unveil the population of Somalis (in Somalia and Somaliland people) as an estimated 12 million of which nearly 3.6 million live in Somaliland."
The last population census in Somalia was conducted in 1985/86 but no results were released.
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