SANAA (Anadolu) – More than 40,000 African migrants have arrived in Yemen since the start of this year, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
“More than 40,000 migrants have landed on Yemen’s shores so far in 2022 according to displacement tracking matrix (DTM) estimates,” the IOM said in a statement.
The UN agency said women and children accounted for 30% of the migrants who had arrived in the war-ravaged country.
The IOM warned that the situation along Yemen’s border areas remains precarious.
African migrants, particularly from Ethiopia and Somalia, use Yemen as a transit point on their way to the Persian Gulf for work.
Yemen has been hit by a Saudi-led war since 2015.
The conflict has created one of the world’s worst man-made humanitarian crises, with 23.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and protection and more than 19 million in danger of starvation, according to the latest UN estimates.