1,400 African Migrants Deported from Yemen in May

News Agencies | 2024-07-09 04:44 AM UTC
1,400 African Migrants Deported from Yemen in May


The International Organization for Migration announced the deportation of about 1,400 African migrants from Yemen in May this year. The organization stated that the number of migrants returning to the Horn of Africa from Yemen increased by about a third in May compared to April. Thousands of African migrants arrive in Yemen every year as they seek to cross to Gulf countries where they can find job opportunities. However, many of them are stuck in Yemen and are exposed to several ordeals


The US military and allied forces said they destroyed Houthi drones in Yemen and the Gulf of Aden after the Houthi group threatened to attack Saudi Arabia in a dispute over banking. The militia, a supporter of the Palestinian militant group Hamas, has since November disrupted global shipping by launching drone and missile attacks on commercial ships on the Red Sea. The volume of shipping on the route to Asian, Middle Eastern, and European markets has fallen because of a campaign the Houthis say will continue as long as Israel wages war on the Gaza Strip. On Monday, the US military's Central Command said on X that in the past 24 hours, its forces destroyed two drones in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen while partner forces destroyed two Houthi drones over the Gulf of Aden.


The mines and explosive materials that have been removed from Yemeni since mid-2018 have exceeded 450,000 anti-personnel and anti-vehicle mines, explosive devices, and unexploded ordnance, Project Masam has said. The demining process continues under exceptional circumstances, most notably military operations and mine-planting operations that have not stopped, in addition to the lack of mine maps and rugged terrain. Since the war started in Yemen in 2015, the warring sides have planted thousands of landmines in multiple Yemeni provinces.


Israeli tanks advanced into the heart of Gaza City from different directions on Monday and Israel ordered Palestinian civilians to evacuate neighborhoods after a night of bombardments which Gaza authorities said had killed dozens. Residents said the airstrikes and artillery barrages - which took place as multi-national negotiations for a ceasefire deal intensified - were among the heaviest attacks on the Gaza Strip in nine months of conflict between Israeli forces and Hamas militants. The Gaza Civil Emergency Service said it believed dozens of people were killed but emergency teams were unable to reach them because of ongoing offensives in Daraj and Tuffah in the east and Tel Al-Hawa, Sabra and Rimal further west. At least 38,193 Palestinians have been killed in the military offensive and 87,903 have been wounded, Gaza's health ministry said in an update on Monday.