UN to set new centers in Yemen to host Somali refugees

13:18, January 24, 2010      

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The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Saturday it will establish new reception centers in Yemen to help the country accommodate the increasing number of Somali refugees there, state-run Saba news agency reported.

During a meeting with Yemeni Minister of Interior Mutahar al- Masri, UNHCR representative in Yemen Claire Bourgeois said the new centers in addition to the existing three will help the country count the incoming refugees.

She added that the international organization intends to double its efforts in supporting refugees in Yemen.

Last week, the national committee for Refugees Affairs in Yemen (NCRA) gave the unregistered refugees two-month grace period to get registered, warning that it will take legal procedures against unregistered refugees after the mentioned date.

Source: Xinhua
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