UN: Yemen receives 67,500 African migrants this year


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) of the United Nations announced on Sunday the arrival of 67,500 African migrants to Yemen during the current year.

This comes days before the Organization announced the arrival of more than 9,000 immigrants, during the month of November, to Yemen.

On the occasion of International Migrants Day, which falls on December 19 of each year, the organization’s office in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, stated, that the displacement tracking matrix documented the arrival of migrants to the Yemeni coasts daily, calling for devoting more efforts to protect and assist the people on the move.

The IOM indicated that the conflict in the countries of the Horn of Africa is still the main driver for the migration of Africans to Yemen, especially in the second half of this year.