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HAJJAH, 12 March 2012 (IRIN) - The discovery of 70 battered men and women held captive in a remote area of Yemen’s Hajjah Governorate near the Saudi Arabian border has sparked an investigation into the torture and extortion of African immigrants by criminal gangs, say local authorities.
Despite growing instability and a worsening security in Yemen, a record 103,000 refugees, asylum seekers and migrants from the Horn of Africa made the perilous journey across the Gulf of Aden and the Red sea in 2011. Last year saw an almost 100 per cent increase from 2010 when 53,000 people made the same journey. The previous highest number of arrivals we have seen was in 2009 when 78,000 people made the journey.
UNHCR has been gathering data on the mixed migration flow from the Horn since 2006.
This report is produced with inputs from the Humanitarian Country Team and humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Yemen country office and covers the period from 11 November 2011 to 30 November 2011. The next report will be issued on or around 10 December 2011.
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh signed a power transfer deal that would see him stepping down from office within months. The deal was widely welcomed.
Yemen, with a population of approximately 23 million, is a republic whose law provides for presidential election by popular vote from among at least two candidates endorsed by parliament. In 2006 citizens reelected President Ali Abdullah Saleh to another seven-year term in a generally open and competitive election, but one characterized by multiple problems with the voting process and the use of state resources on behalf of the ruling party. Saleh has led the country since 1978. The president appoints the prime minister, who is the head of government.