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Yemen: UNHCR Regional Update - Yemen Situation #26 (28 September - 6 October 2015)

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  • On 30 September, a boat from Puntland en route to Yemen carrying 68 migrants and refugees capsized in the Arabian Sea. Only 33 survived: 32 were rescued by a passing boat and one managed to swim to shore.

  • On 4 October, schools in Aden have officially reopened and students started the new school year.

  • On 5 October, the Yemen Humanitarian Coordinator, the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator, UNHCR Head of Sub-Office Aden and UNHCR and DSS Field Safety Advisors arrived on mission in Aden to meet authorities and institute the security arrangements required to support deployment of UN international personnel in the south.

Regional Refugee Coordinator (RRC) Office:

  • On 5 October, the Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RRMRP) for the Yemen Situation was presented at a regional donor briefing in Nairobi.


  • Two boats with nine individuals arrived from Mokha (Yemen) to Berbera (Somaliland): out of them, UNHCR registered three individuals in collaboration with local authorities and partners in Berbera reception centres, while the others re-joined directly their families and were not in need of assistance. On 30 September, a boat named Al Hamsa arrived with three Yemeni refugees. On 5 October, a boat called Asaladiin arrived with six individuals (five Yemeni and one Somali nationals).


  • Following heavy airstrikes on Bab Al Mandab and Dubab (Yemen), 1,222 individuals arrived to Obock port and various transit points of Obock town, namely Kor Hangar, Moulhoul and Siyan. They could not reach Obock port due to fuel shortages.

  • As of 5 October, UNHCR and the Office National d'Assistance de Refugié et Sinistré (ONARS, the government refugee agency) registered 4,096 refugees of which 3,915 are Yemeni nationals; the majority were registered at Obock. There are currently over 1,540 refugees sheltered in Markazi camp and the numbers continue to rise. The remaining refugees live in Obock and Djibouti city.