Somali Nationals stranded in Ukraine call on Somali government to evacuate them as the war between the countries continues to intensify
Over 11 Somali Nationals who are among thousands of foreign Nationals stranded in Kyiv, the capital city of Ukrainian capital Kyiv have called on Somali Federal government to intervene and rescue them from the debilitating security situation in that country as the clashes between Russian troops and Ukraine forces continues to escalate for the fifth day. Abdiqani Mayow Mohamed, who is among the people marooned in the besieged country appealed to the Somali government to immediately come in to their rescue and evacuate them to a safer place or back to the country. Mayow said there are hundreds of Africans including Somalis who are streaming and crossing over into Poland so as to seek refuge from the raging war between the two countries as talks between Russian and Ukraine commenced on Monday in the border of Belarus. This even comes as Somali Federal government announced the evacuation assistance for Somali Nationals stranded in Ukraine and advised them to contact the Embassy of the Somalia government r in Brussels and in Berlin for evacuation assistance as they work to establish evacuation routes for the nationals stranded in Ukraine and to provide essential consular services. Somali Federal Government on Sunday said it had communicated with Ukraine’s neighbouring countries and requested assistance for safe passage, visa and COVID-19 waivers for Somali Nationals who are stranded in Ukraine and outlined further that the neighbours responded positively to her request. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it has been in contact with a large number of Somali Nationals in Ukraine enroute to Poland with others who arrived in Poland and added that online registration process of the Somali Nationals had started and urged Somali nationals to be vigilant, and carry with them their national identification documents.