UN 'alarmed' over migrant conditions in Yemen

CAIRO — The U.N. migration agency has voiced concern over the condition of African migrants in Yemen amid reports of eight deaths from cholera in a detention center.

The International Organization for Migration said in a statement Thursday that the victims -- predominantly Ethiopian -- were among more than 1,400 people held at a detention center near the port city of Aden, where at least 200 cholera cases were detected.

The IOM statement says it's "alarmed" by reports of migrants dying of preventable illnesses, being shot and suffering other inhumane treatment in makeshift detention centers.

Migrants from the Horn of Africa travel to Yemen en route to jobs in the oil-rich Gulf despite the four-year war between a Saudi-led coalition and Iran-linked Houthi rebels.

You may also interested in

Fire breaks out at building site of new Egyptian...

Apr 29, 2018

Officials say fire breaks out at building site of new Egyptian museum, no injuries or significant...

Egypt repatriates stolen ancient artifacts from...

Jun 7, 2018

Egypt says it has repatriated nine illegally smuggled artifacts, including statuary and coffins,...

Two communities show Nubians' past, a version of...

Jul 15, 2018

Two communities show Egypt's Nubians _ their grim reality today and their dreams of returning to...

Abbot's murder in desert monastery shocks Egypt's...

Aug 14, 2018

Killing of a respected bishop in a desert monastery north of Cairo shocks Egyptians, shakes up...

UN rushes aid to hunger-stricken Yemeni district

Sep 25, 2018

UN, donors rush food to desperate corner of northern Yemen where starving villagers were living off...

About Us

Originally founded in 2015, Voyage Times publishes articles on travel and lifestyle for travelers, leisure seekers, and culture hunters from around the world.

Contact us: sales[at]voyagetimes.com

Subscribe Now!

Quick Links

HomePress