Monday, September 19, 2005

Dar al Hajar reopens in Sanáa, Yemen, while the yemeni authorities is sending economical migrants, and fugitives from violent conflicts and financial harship back to Africa, more than 100 persons drowned in September alone, while trying to cross over to Yemen by boat from the horn of Africa, in hope of Getting to the rich Gulf States or Europe. The authorities has detained more than 10.750 illegal african imigrants in 2005. The bulk of people comming to Yemen this way are Somali, they are held at a detention camp in the country, while other Africans have been repatriated. According to the UNHCR there are more than 50 000 registered Somali refugees in Yemen. This is actually a European problem just as much , as it´s a local Yemeni problem. Posted by Picasa


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