Right of Reply to His Excellency Filippo Grandi, the UNHCR General Secretary, on Djibouti Refugee policy.
Dear Mr Grandi,
I watch your organisation UNHCR “commercial Video clip” that promote Afar people ethnic cleansing for 40 years, in Djibouti.
You praised Djibouti Government run by foreign born elites from the President to the insignifiant civil servant.
They have set up a policy of ethnic cleansing against the Afar native people, in Djibouti, since the indépendance in 1977, 40 years ago.
On the 27 June 1977, after the independence from France, Djibouti had Population of 250,000 people. In 2017, 40 years later, we are told we are 900,000 inhabitants officially. We know in truth, it’s more close to 2 millions inhabitants.
If you did your math Mr Grandi you find out that Djibouti, even if we take the official figures of 900,000 people, it is a nearly 400% inhabitants increase.
I dare you Mr Grandi, or anybody to show me an example of 400 % natural demographic growth. It is clear, what is at work, is a systematic ethnic cleansing by the Gouled/Guelleh ISSA-Somali regime during 40 years.
Guess what? The UNHCR before you and under your watch is complicit in the Afar people ethnic cleansing. I concede that the UNHCR Afar people ethnic cleansing complicity has not started under your watch. It is 40 years constant complicity with the Djibouti ISSA regime. Your responsibility Mr Grandi is to finalise and glamourise Afar people ethnic cleansing and demise with this video.
These refugees camps turned ISSA villages are on Afar lands without Afar people consent. It is a blatant land grab for ISSA people benefit. It is a time bomb your Global organisation ( UNHCR ) has artificially created.
You are certainly NOT oblivious to lands disputes across the world. The Ethiopian unrest is mainly about lands disputes and of course the absence of the rule of law, apartheid policy based on ethnicity. We have one in Djibouti thanks to you and the UNHCR.
The ISSA Gouled/Guelleh regime prove of ethnic cleansing and the UNHCR complicity, under your watch, came to the fore this year in August 2017. Several Eritrean Afar refugees, in Yemen, fleeing the Yemen conflit, seeking refuge and asylum, were denied entrance to Djibouti. They were kept at sea several days near Obock coast only to be allowed in to the uproar of Afar people. Where were the UNHCR and yourself Mr Grandi?
Djibouti ISSA Government showed its Afar people ethnic cleansing policy is not negotiable, with these Eritrean Afar refugee case handling. They expelled these Afar Eritrean refugee towards Ethiopia.
What happened to the UNHCR policy of first safe port to claim asylum? Where were the UNHCR and you Mr Grandi when those Afar Eritrean refugee were expelled to Ethiopia?
Why Djibouti ISSA Government did not show the same compassion you praise to the world towards Afar Refugees as they did it to Issas-Somali refugees?
Djibouti ISSA Government don’t have problem with Issas, Yemenis or any other ethnic or nationality Refugees. The problem is with only Afar Refugees. Why? If NOT ethnic cleansing.
The lousy excuse put forward, by the ISSA government to deny access to these Afar Eritrean Refugees, is insecurity due to its land dispute and conflit with Eritrea.
Djibouti ISSA Government is telling us they have an efficient system in place to detect Al Shabab from Somalia, or Yemenis infiltrators however they are not so good at doing so with Eritrean Infiltrators. Therefore Afar Refugees cannot be granted Asylum or refugee statut, leave alone turning their Refugees camps into villages in Djibouti.
Mr Grandi with all due respect, I beg to differ in your Djibouti Refugee policy analysis.
No there are NO idealism or altruistic action behind the Gouled/Guelleh regime towards the ISSA-Somali fake Refugees. It is Afar people ethnic cleansing pure and simple. A land grab policy to the detriment of the native Afar.
My message to those who you want to promote to, in the world, the Gouled/Guelleh ISSA regime model in Djibouti, read what I wrote and make your own investigation. Don’t sign up to it blindly like Mr Grandi and the UNHCR.
Mohamed Hassan Fln
Xuko Cina ( Baxi nagreh meqem baxo )