Yemeni refugees fleeing conflict arrive in Somalia, UNHCR

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has said that first group of Yemenis fleeing conflict have arrived in Somalia.

The 32 Yemeni citizens from Tiaz has arrived the port city of Berbera after more than 12 hours in the sea.

Meanwhile Federal government of Somalia and UNHCR are working together to evacuate Somali refugees in Yemen caught up the in conflict.

Somali Foreign Minister Abdulsalam Hadliye Omar has said UNHCR has the responsibility to protect Somali refugees in Yemen.

There are estimated 236,000 Somali refugees in Yemen who fled the civil war in the country in 1990s.