UN evacuate over 3,000 Ethiopians from Yemen

UN evacuate over 3,000 Ethiopians from Yemen

Alsahwa Net- The United Nations (UN) said on Monday that it has evacuated over 3,000 stranded Ethiopians from Yemen to their home country during the present year, the Turkish Anadolu News Agency reported.

The UN said that evacuation was done in voluntarily way.

Around 26 percent of the evacuated Ethiopians were children and five percent were women. They were evacuated from Sana’a and Aden airports.

Yemen has been the first destination for economic migrants and refugees coming from the African Horn countries particularly Ethiopia and Somalia. 

Economic migrants and refugees take adventure through risky journey via the sea and on land to Yemen in an attempt to transit to Saudi Arabia.

Until 2014, Yemen hosted around 280,000 refugees virtually Somali nationals, according to the UN reports.

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