IOM: declining global migration due to Corona

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced on Sunday that global migration has slowed “significantly” due to the restrictions imposed by the Coruna epidemic. 

“In April 2020, 1725 migrants who arrived in Yemen from the Horn of Africa were recorded, a significant decrease from January of the same year, which recorded the arrival of more than 11,000 migrants,” the UN office in Yemen said, via its Twitter account. , Without further details.

He explained that: “As a result of the restrictions imposed by the Corona epidemic, global migration has slowed dramatically.”

A week ago, the organization announced that “during the period between January and March (2019), approximately 37,000 migrants crossed the Gulf of Aden to reach Yemen, compared to less than 28,000 in the first quarter of this year.”

The organization held “all authorities responsible for respecting the rights of migrants, even in emergency situations such as the Corona pandemic” .

IOM: declining global migration due to Corona

Yemen is a destination for immigrants from the Horn of Africa, especially Somalia and Ethiopia, and many migrants aim to move on their difficult journey to the Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia.

According to previous UN reports, Yemen is still hosting 280,000 refugees from Somalia and Ethiopia.

As of Sunday noon, Yemen had recorded 36 cases of corona virus, including 8 deaths and one recovery.

For the sixth consecutive year, Yemen has been witnessing a war between pro-government forces and Houthi militants accused of receiving Iranian support, controlling the capital, Sanaa, and several provinces containing more than half of the country’s total population.

Since March 2015, a Saudi-led Arab military coalition has supported government forces against the Houthis.

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