Interior Minister Ali Mohamed, told the press in Hargeisa that the reason behind this decision is because the United Nations and the international community have failed to provide the necessary aid for these refugees. The minister also sited economic and security challenges brought by the refugees.
Somaliland, once a British protectorate, broke away from Somalia in 1991 but has remained unrecognized by the international community.
Unlike Somalia, the region does receive international funding.
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