UNHCR announces the arrival of 150,000 African refugees in Yemen during 2018

UNHCR announces the arrival of 150,000 African refugees in Yemen during 2018


The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that 150,000 African refugees arrived in Yemen last year 2018.

According to a tweet published by UNHCR at its official Twitter account on Wednesday, 90% of Africans who arrived in Yemen are from Ethiopia and the rest from Somalia on the other side of the Red Sea.

According to UNHCR, the majority of immigrants and refugees who arrived were children and unaccompanied adults. This influx of African refugees comes despite the war that has been taking place in Yemen for more than four years and the exodus of thousands of Yemenis from their country abroad in search of safety.

Dozens of African refugees walk along the main lines from the coastal cities, where they are being trafficked and heading to cities where they believe they can get opportunities for life.

Local organizations have recorded the exploitation of young Africans in armed activities and their recruitment by armed groups to fight in their ranks in return for small sums, which exacerbates the risk of more Africans coming to Yemen.


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