A Somali National in Saudi Arabia Appeals to the Federal Government of Somalia for Help

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    A Somali National in Saudi Arabia Appeals to the Federal Government of Somalia for Help

    JEDDAH (Horn Observer) A video that appeared on youtube recently shows a Somali national in Saudi Arabia appealing to the Federal Government of Somalia for help, after Saudi government imposed heavy taxes on foreign nationals including the Somalis

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Image of the man who say lives in Bahra village between Makkah and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
JEDDAH (Horn Observer) A video that appeared on youtube recently shows a Somali national in Saudi Arabia appealing to the Federal Government of Somalia for help, after Saudi government imposed heavy taxes on foreign nationals including the Somalis

The who had not identified himself in the video said that he had left Somalia in 1991, when the former government of Somalia collapsed and lived in Saudi Arabia.  He has worked there as a driver and his 10 children finished high school but could not afford for university.

"President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, Prime Minister Khaire and Speaker Jawaari, I forward you my request here hoping your support.” the man said, "Saudi Arabia imposed on us heavy tax annually totaling 56,000 Saudi Riyals and I can afford to pay such money.”


"I do not have means to travel, do not have have a house in Somalia, can not buy the tickets and My children finished high school and can not afford to pay for their university.” the man said requesting the Somalia government for urgent help.

"If i don’t meet the deadline to pay the tax imposed upon us, I will be arrested.” the man added.

The man along with his 12 member family lives in Bahra, a residence between Jeddah and Makkah.

Saudi government recently imposed heavy taxes on foreign nationals including the Somalis and some of them giving ultimatum to leave the country.

Saudi government have imposed tough measures against the foreign nationals whose government did not support the Saudi alliance in the Gulf crises.

- Horn Observer


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