Why we’re being lied to by a visa program that’s actually a disaster for Somalia: The ‘wish list’
Somalia’s government has said it plans to cut back the number of refugees it resettles, after admitting it has “wish lists” of more than 1,000 applicants from the country, a move that would likely hit the economy hard.
The Somali government says it will start restricting the number from 50 to 25,000 a year, in an effort to attract more investment.
But while some fear the cuts will cause the economy to contract, the U.N. refugee agency says it is confident that the government will make good on its promises.
The government says the cuts are needed to boost economic growth and to support the country’s transition to a new government.
The agency says the changes will reduce the refugee population to about 1,100,000 people by the end of this year.
The country is currently home to about 3 million people, of whom about half are internally displaced, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
The agency says that number is likely to be around 1 million by 2020, and more than a million by 2030.
The U.S. has been pressing the Somali government to stop the “wishes list” as a way to help bring stability to the country.
U.S., European Union, and other governments have been sending thousands of refugees and migrants to Somalia, hoping it can ease the humanitarian crisis.
But the U,S.
and European Union have said the program is a failure, and the refugee quota has been reduced by a third.
The European Union has also said that Somali government officials have said that their government will only accept refugees from countries where the country has a stable political system.