A Somalian refugee, Maka from Mogadiscio, lost his parents and whole family from bombing. He shows a shrapnel scar on his head...In Loyada, the only official border crossing from Djibouti into Somalia, war refugees from Somalia hope to be accepted by the UNHCR and Onars (Djibouti Refugee Agency), so they can be settled in a refugee camp. Only Somalians coming from South Somalia (in and around Mogadishu, where the fighting takes place) are accepted. They are interrogated, so that the...
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A Somalian refugee, Maka from Mogadiscio, lost his parents and whole family from bombing. He shows a shrapnel scar on his head...In Loyada, the only official border crossing from Djibouti into Somalia, war refugees from Somalia hope to be accepted by the UNHCR and Onars (Djibouti Refugee Agency), so they can be settled in a refugee camp. Only Somalians coming from South Somalia (in and around Mogadishu, where the fighting takes place) are accepted. They are interrogated, so that the UNHCR/Onars authorities can find out if they really come from South Somalia. People coming from famine-striken North Somalia (Somaliland and Puntland) try to get accepted, often resulting in rejection...The geostrategical and geopolitical importance of the Republic of Djibouti, located on the Horn of Africa, by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, and bordered by Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.


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