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Ethiopian Migrants Tell of Torture and Rape in Yemen

The BBC’s Yalda Hakim visits a so-called ‘Torture Camp’ in Yemen

The majority out of the 80,000 Ethiopians who made the dangerous journey to Yemen are from Tigray (BBC)
The majority out of the 80,000 Ethiopians who made the dangerous journey to Yemen every year came from Tigray region (BBC)

By BBC,

Efta is just 17 but has experienced shocking brutality. The Ethiopian teenager survived a treacherous boat journey being smuggled across the Red Sea. But on reaching Yemen, she was kidnapped and driven at gunpoint to a mud brick house.

She said: “They tortured other girls in front of me. They beat us and they raped us at gunpoint. I was terrified.”

She is one of 80,000 Ethiopian migrants who undertake this dangerous journey every year.

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