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  • Walking and collecting, Yemeni keeps hopes alive in exile

    news UNHCR, 23 Mar 2016 (4 years ago )
    MARKAZI CAMP, Djibouti, March 23 (UNHCR) – Before the war forced him to flee his home, Abdillahi Bashraheel had two hobbies: he was a long-distance walker, and a coin collector. The first was a habit he fell into when he was a young roads surveyor in rural Yemen, tramping for hours in the heat to...
  • Asylum through the eyes of Fatuma, aged two

    news UNHCR, 01 Dec 2015 (4 years ago )
    Two-and-a-half-year-old Fatuma lives with parents, two brothers, grandmother and auntie in a bare one-bedroom apartment in Djibouti city. They left Yemen in March to escape the war, landing in Obock and later moving to Djibouti city so that Fatuma’s brother Abdulaziz, who is gravely ill, could be cl...
  • Yemeni refugees seek shelter in Djibouti (Photo Essay)

    news Oualid Khelifi, Al Jazeera, 14 Nov 2015 (4 years ago )
    Markazi refugee camp, Djibouti - As fighting intensifies in Yemen, over 120,000 people have fled since April. Around 30,000 of those have sought safety across the Gulf of Aden in Djibouti. Since late September, the population of Markazi camp near the Djiboutian coastal town of Obock has quadruple...
  • The fate of Yemenis in Djibouti city

    news UNHCR, 01 Nov 2015 (4 years ago )
    In Djibouti city, Yemenis who have fled the war in their country live in limbo. Should they remain in Djibouti, uncertain of the future, searching for ever-elusive jobs? Seek to resettle in another country? Or return to Yemen? UNHCR spoke to a group of them. According to the International Organiz...
  • Djibouti: Adjusting to life in Markazi refugee camp

    news UNHCR, 30 Oct 2015 (4 years ago )
    Two young Yemeni women who have developed a close friendship in Markazi camp recount how the conflict has turned their lives upside down. From university students with promising futures to camp dwellers, Khadija and Hannah (names changed to preserve privacy) try to rebuild their lives. Khadija w...
  • The suspended lives of Yemeni refugee children in Djibouti

    news UNHCR, 27 Oct 2015 (4 years ago )
    As at 27 October 2015, statistics from the International Organization for Migration and the Djiboutian government put the number of people of mixed nationalities who have arrived in Djibouti from Yemen since 26 March at 29,487. These include 15,761 Yemeni nationals, as well 11,822 transiting third c...
  • Coalition warplanes pound Yemen rebel positions

    news Al jazeera - AFP, 13 Sep 2015 (4 years ago )
    Saudi-led coalition warplanes heavily bombarded rebel positions across the Yemeni capital, witnesses said, ahead of expected UN-mediated peace talks. Saturday's strikes hit arms depots and military camps in the rebel-held capital's northern districts. Warplanes also struck the rebel-held presi...
  • Yemen receives over 10,000 new arrivals by sea since start of conflict in March

    news UNHCR, 14 Aug 2015 (4 years ago )
    GENEVA, July 14 (UNHCR) – Thousands of people have been tricked into going to Yemen since the start of the current conflict in March, according to the latest figures made available by the UN refugee agency on Tuesday (July 14). UNHCR Yemen Representative Johannes van der Klaauw said the agency ha...