Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Somaliland - Returned to Sender

This letter to Somaliland was the only one of all 208 letters to be 'returned to sender.' The other two letters returned (Samoa and Palestine) were merely 'returned for better address' and were ultimately delivered. Only Somaliland was denied the opportunity to respond to my request.

The reason is because Somaliland lacks the all-important international recognition needed to be considered a sovereign state by the international community. As such it cannot join the Universal Postal Union and therefore cannot send or receive mail from abroad.

A true shame.

I have so much to say here I don't even know where to begin.


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