Yemen: UN voices growing concern over imminent deportation of Ethiopians

Despite repeated appeals Yemen has still not granted the United Nations refugee agency access to 126 Ethiopian boat people who have been detained for almost two weeks and are now threatened with imminent deportation.

UN refugee agency concerned at detention of Ethiopian boat people in Yemen

The United Nations refugee agency has voiced concern at the detention in Yemen of 126 Ethiopians now threatened with deportation after crossing by boat from Somalia.

Deadly smuggling of refugees from Somalia to Yemen picks up pace, UN agency says

More and more people are being smuggled across the Gulf of Aden from Somalia to Yemen, the United Nations refugee agency, which has repeatedly been warning of the dangers involved, said today.

Revival of deadly annual people-smuggling from Somalia to Yemen sparks UN warning

The deadly annual people-smuggling season has resumed in the Gulf of Aden, prompting the United Nations refugee agency to warn that hundreds of people could perish attempting to travel from Somalia to Yemen this year unless authorities crack down on the activity.

Yemen gets UN loan to upgrade roads for at least 300,000 people

With roughly three quarters of Yemen’s population living in over 100,000 isolated villages and settlements, the Government will upgrade dirt roads in the most disadvantaged areas, improving access to markets, health centres and schools for 300,000 people under a new pact reached with the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

People smuggling from Somalia to Yemen intensifies; hundreds thrown overboard – UN

People smuggling from Somalia to Yemen increased significantly in the first four months of this year with more that 10,500 Somalis and Ethiopians making the perilous boat journey, with hundreds hurled overboard to drown by the gun-toting traffickers, according to the latest United Nations update.

More than 300 Somalis, Ethiopians are smuggled into Yemen – UN refugee agency

More than 300 Somalis and Ethiopians were smuggled into Yemen last weekend with tales of a harrowing trip during which the smugglers beat three passengers to death and threw their corpses overboard, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said today.

Deaths mount on Gulf of Aden smuggling route to Yemen: UN refugee agency

At least 70 people – mostly Somalis and Ethiopians – have died in the last week alone as a new wave of smugglers’ boats crossed the Gulf of Aden from the Horn of Africa to Yemen, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

Yemen: large-scale refugee registration to start shortly by UN agency

To better protect and assist them, the Government of Yemen and the United Nations refugee agency are about to begin a large-scale operation to register thousands of refugees in Yemen, most of whom have crossed the Gulf of Aden to flee the long-term unrest in Somalia, the agency announced today.

Annan voices sadness at death of veteran Yemeni ambassador

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today paid tribute to Yemen's former Permanent Representative to the United Nations Abdullah Saleh Al-Ashtal, who served in his post for almost 30 years.