IOM : Evacuation of 117 Ethiopians from Yemen through Sana'a airport

IOM : Evacuation of 117 Ethiopians from Yemen through Sana'a airport


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday evacuated 117 Ethiopian immigrants from Yemen to their country, on a voluntary basis.

"Ethiopian emigrants were evacuated through Sanaa airport as part of the humanitarian voluntary return program," said Saba al-Mualami, media and communications officer at the International Immigration office in Yemen.

"The evacuation was carried out by a private plane of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), without mentioning the details," .

Yemen is a destination for refugees and migrants from the Africa Horn countries, particularly Somalia and Ethiopia, many of whom are aiming to move on their difficult journey to the Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia.

According to previous UN figures, Yemen hosts 280,000 refugees and immigrants, mostly from Somalia.

The war in Yemen, which has been going on for nearly four years, has left very poor living and health conditions, which have made most of the population in need of humanitarian assistance, and have thrown negative repercussions on refugees and migrants from the Horn of Africa region.


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