ICBU: UAE is Using its Somali Port of Berbera for Human- Trafficking, especially Children, and Plunder the Wealth of Somalia

Aug 31 2019
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ICBU: UAE is Using its Somali Port of Berbera for Human- Trafficking, especially Children, and Plunder the Wealth of Somalia


The International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) has revealed that the UAE is using the port of Berbera to smuggle and trafficking human beings, especially the smuggling and recruitment of African children in the war in Yemen. The UAE uses the Somali port of Berbera to smuggle Africans and recruit them in their wars or sell them as slaves, taking advantage of difficult living and economic conditions and to put them into their wars or sold in secret auctions. Some African men were also sold as slaves to the Libyan Hifter regime. The UAE is using its possession of the Somali port of Berbera and not being inspected by any government other than the UAE in suspicious acts such as smuggling of people, money and weapons.

The port of Berbera is the official port of Berbera city , the commercial capital of Somaliland, and DP World has signed an agreement worth $ 4442 million with the Government of Somaliland to annex and operate the port of Berbera. .In another context, the UAE is in Africa, Libya and Yemen to steal the wealth of these countries because UAE is subjected to a severe economic crisis in the UAE, causing the deterioration of the real estate market and the closure of some airports.

The international campaign said that there is a revolution against the UAE influence in Somaliland. Members of the Somali government defected and announced the establishment of separatist groups under the name of the Free Army. The reason for the revolution is the expansion of the UAE’s influence in their country, especially the agreement that granted the UAE the right to exploit the vital port of Berbera.


The United Arab Emirates continues to violate human rights, especially women’s rights and equality before the law. The boycott campaign calls on the international community to intervene immediately to stop human rights violations in the UAE and to oblige the UAE authorities to respect human rights laws. The campaign also called on all countries that respect human rights laws and the free world to boycott the UAE because they violate human rights on a daily basis, whether in the war in Yemen or with neighboring countries or their citizens or residents.


The boycott campaign said it was launched in light of the endless human rights abuses practiced by the UAE, as well as the war crimes it committed in Yemen and abuses of workers’ rights, as well as the UAE being the center of modern slavery. The UAE is today one of the leading countries in human trafficking and is a major supporter of terrorist groups in Syria and other parts of the Middle East.