UNHCR Reports 50% Reduction in African Migrant Flow to Yemen

UNHCR reports a significant decline in the numbers of migrants travelling by sea from the Horn of Africa to Yemen.  UNHCR said that “violence within Somalia could be preventing many would-be migrants from reaching their port of departure.  An estimated 9,400 people from across the Horn of Africa have reached the shores of Yemen since the beginning of this year, compared to nearly 17,000 between January and March 2009….”

Click here for UNHCR statement.

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