Monday, July 20, 2015

African Refugees Continue To Flee To Yemen

Ethiopian migrants walk on the side of a highway leading to the western Yemeni town of Haradh, on the border with Saudi Arabia.

Voice of America: African Refugees, Economic Migrants Still Head for Yemen

GENEVA — The U.N. refugee agency is warning refugees and migrants from the Horn of Africa not to make the perilous journey across the Red Sea to Yemen. The UNHCR says thousands of people continue to arrive in the country despite the dangers.

The latest United Nations figures put the number of civilians killed in Yemen since Saudi Arabia began its bombing campaign on March 26 at 1,670, with more than 3,800 wounded.

Aid agencies report the escalation of the war has caused a sharp deterioration in the humanitarian situation, with four out of five Yemenis or 21 out of 25 million people now in need of assistance.

Update: Yemen receives over 10,000 new arrivals by sea since start of conflict in March -- UNHCR

WNU Editor: As bad as Yemen is .... and it is very bad .... it is clear that there are other countries that are far worse where the people there see Yemen as an improvement.

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James said...