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05 Dec 2010 description
report IRIN

HARADH, 5 December 2010 (IRIN) - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and humanitarian partners are scrambling to help over 3,000 African migrants stranded at the Yemeni border with Saudi Arabia, where 30 migrants have died in recent weeks.

"We are seeing a dramatic increase in migrants needing help," IOM Senior Operations Officer Bill Lorenz said in a press release on 3 December.

26 Nov 2010 description

An IOM operation to help up to 2,000 Ethiopian migrants stranded in northern Yemen to return home is to resume in the early hours of 27th November.

A group of 33 irregular migrants will be voluntarily taken to Ethiopia on a commercial flight.

13 Nov 2010 description
report Yemen Times

Yasser Alariqi

For the Yemen Times


SANA'A, Nov. 13 - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) held a training course to help illegal immigrants voluntarily return to their countries and provide them with assistance.

The program on 'Essentials of Migration Management' ran from Nov. 6 to 8 in Sana'a, as part of IOM's Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRAR) project, funded by the Swiss Government.

The aim of AVRAR is to assist the return and reintegration of migrants who are unable or unwilling to remain in Yemen.

21 Oct 2010 description
report Yemen Times

Interviewed by Yasser Al-Ariqi

For the Yemen Times


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.

12 Oct 2010 description
report Yemen Times

UNICEF & Yemen Times Staff


SANA'A, Oct.

18 May 2010 description
report Yemen Times

By: Mahmoud Assamiee


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.

20 Jan 2010 description
report IRIN

SANAA, 20 January 2010 (IRIN) - Yemen's Interior Ministry on 18 January announced that all unregistered refugees in Yemen must register with the authorities within two months.

04 Jan 2010 description

The Yemeni Migration, Nationality and Passport authority revealed that there are over 1.8 million refugees living in Yemen (based on 2009 data), most of whom are coming from the Horn of Africa. In 2009 alone, 165 new refugees were registered, with a clear prevalence of men, most of whom coming from Somalia, followed by Ethiopia, Eritrea and Iraq.