Yemen

1 million Yemenis to benefit under UN five-year food programme

One million Yemenis will benefit from a new five-year $48-million programme signed with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help reduce poverty, cut malnutrition and narrow the gender gap in education.

Death toll in Gulf of Aden migrant tragedy reaches 107, UN refugee agency reports

At least 107 bodies have so far been found along a remote stretch of the Yemen coastline after a boat smuggling migrants from Somalia capsized on Monday in one of the deadliest single incidents in a perilous exodus that has brought more than 27,000 people across the Gulf Aden in the past year, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

Deadly people smuggling from Somalia to Yemen claims at least 30 more lives – UN

At least 30 migrants drowned yesterday when the boat smuggling them from Somalia capsized off the Yemeni coast, and the death toll may be as high as nearly 80, with the illicit shipping of people across the Gulf of Aden soaring in recent weeks, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

Yemen: people-smuggling from Somalia, and deaths, pick up steam, UN reports

The deadly smuggling of people across the Gulf of Aden from Somalia to Yemen is picking up steam, with 15 people including a pregnant woman reported to have drowned while disembarking in deep water, and up to 9,000 others, according to some estimates, waiting to cross over, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

Yemen: UN agency reports resumed people-smuggling – and deaths – from Somalia

After a gap of several weeks the frequently deadly smuggling of people across the Gulf of Aden from Somalia to Yemen has resumed, with seven people drowning after being forced to disembark offshore in deep water, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

Five migrants beaten to death and thrown overboard by Somali people smugglers – UN

The perilous people-smuggling across the Gulf of Aden, which this year alone has brought tens of thousands of Somalis and Ethiopians to Yemen, is claiming more lives, with five migrants savagely beaten to death and thrown overboard by the smugglers just this week, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

Killings of two people approaching Yemeni coast prompt alarm from UN refugee agency

The United Nations refugee agency has expressed concern after Yemeni security forces opened fire earlier this week on one of the many boats carrying people across the Gulf of Aden during the annual smuggling season, killing two people.

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.