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02 Aug 2012 description
report Yemen Times

SANA’A, Aug. 1 — Hundreds of Ethiopians living in Kharaz refugee camp peacefully demonstrated in front of the Administration and Accommodation compound on Monday, demanding repatriation back to Ethiopia, according to the U.N. Refugee Agency, UNHCR. Demonstrators blocked the entrance and exit to the compound, temporarily blocking U.N. staff and their partners from entering or leaving the camp.

26 Jul 2012 description
report Yemen Times

African refugees and asylum seekers demonstrated outside the Human Rights Ministry in Hadda on Monday morning, protesting excessive force used by Yemeni security forces to remove them from the country’s immigration prison the previous evening.

According to the former prisoners, security forces forcibly removed them from the prison.

Security forces used tear gas and rubber bullets, the former prisoners said, throwing tear gas canisters into cells to disorient them, before dragging them out and beating them with steel rods.

12 Jul 2012 description
report Yemen Times

“We are not being treated like human beings,” says an Oromo-Ethiopian refugee at a prison on the sprawling grounds of Yemen’s immigration center compound.

The U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates that 120 Africans are currently held at the center. The prisoners, who keep meticulous notes and ready copies of important documents, report 114 inmates, and provide a breakdown based on gender, age and ethnicity.

18 Jun 2011 description
report Yemen Times

Ali Saeed Published:18-06-2011

SANA’A, June 15 – The six-month long uprisings in Yemen has reverted the lives of many African refuges in the country back to a similar hell that forced them from their home countries. Since the dramatic developments in Yemen began, many have lost their jobs and their lives are now at risk.

The total population of refugees in Yemen who are registered with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) exceeds 200,000. Most have come from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea because of political conflicts in those countries.

12 Jan 2011 description
report Yemen Times

Yemen Times Reporter

Published:13-01-2011

SANA'A, Jan. 12 - Various refugee committees in Yemen met during a two-day meeting that ended yesterday to create an overall forum to establish and enhance links.

The meeting was hosted by International Relief and Development (IRD) in Sana'a and included representatives from the Somali, Ethiopian, Eritrean and Iraqi refugee communities from Kharaz Refugee Camp, Aden, Taiz, Mukalla, Hodeida and Sana'a.

They were also joined by a member of Yemen's Palestinian community.

21 Oct 2010 description
report Yemen Times

Interviewed by Yasser Al-Ariqi

For the Yemen Times

Published:21-10-2010

Could you briefly tell me about IOM in Yemen? When did it start and what are the key areas?

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) was established in 1951. Working closely with governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental partners, IOM is the principle international organization addressing global migration challenges. In 2010, 127 countries were members of IOM with 17 holding observer status, with an annual programme budget exceeding USD 1 billion.

18 May 2010 description
report Yemen Times

By: Mahmoud Assamiee

Published:20-05-2010

A thousand five hundred prisoners live in Hodeida Central Prison, despite it having being built to house only 350. About 160 were arrested illegally. They complain of a lack of food and water, and share 70 uniforms that they wear in turn when they are transported to court. Prisoners complain of very high temperatures, because part of the prison is built with corrugated iron or without protection from the sun.