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UNHCR: Over 6000 Ethiopians Infiltrate to Yemen in 3 Months

Ethiopian immigrants  exodus to Yemen continues at an alarming rate
Last year alone, more than 62,000 people, mostly Ethiopians, sneaked by several smuggling boats, have reached Yemen through the dangerous waters of the Gulf of Aden: UNHCR

By Qatar News Agency,

THE High Commission for Refugees has announced that more than 8148 African infiltrators arrived in Yemen during the first three months of 2014.

The Commission said in a report published today in Sana’a that new arrivals from the Horn of Africa to Yemen rose in March compared to the number registered during the month of February.  Continue reading UNHCR: Over 6000 Ethiopians Infiltrate to Yemen in 3 Months

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 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.

They hope they will find work in the wealthy Gulf state of Saudi Arabia Continue reading Ethiopian Migrants Tell of Torture and Rape in Yemen

Slavery or Sex Worker: Ethiopian Survivors Only Choice in Yemen (VIDEO)

“Ethiopia is a source country for men, women, and children trafficked for the purposes of forced labor and for commercial sexual exploitation” – U.S. State Dept Trafficking in Persons Report, 2009

By YemenPost,

A couple of months ago, an investigation conducted by a right group based in Yemen, Al-Wethaq, revealed that two years in its post revolution era Yemen is still home to hundreds of slaves.

In all three provinces, slave markets are being operated by human traffickers and smugglers. Most incredibly, deeds of ownership are exchanged between slave traders and the slave owners upon completion of the trade with a price tag running at around $2500 per person at any given moment.

UNHCR wrote in its 2012 report,  Continue reading Slavery or Sex Worker: Ethiopian Survivors Only Choice in Yemen (VIDEO)