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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Yemenis fleeing to Somaliland

(Medeshi)- Hargeisa, Somaliland - (Al Jazeera )When Nadia,25, arrived at Berbera Port in early May after a nauseating and protracted 30 hours at sea, she knew nothing about the country where she would be landing. Nadia wasn't even convinced it would be safe.

"I didn't even know where Hargeisa or Somaliland was," said the young woman, who used to work as a civil servant in Sanaa.
But this didn't stop her, her mother and three sisters from shelling out the $100 a person to make the journey from conflict-ridden Yemen across the Gulf of Aden.
It is here, in the self-declared autonomous nation of Somaliland, which the international community still considers a part of greater Somalia, that Nadia and part of her family are now picking up the pieces after fleeing an escalating war in Yemen.
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