Close to 800 Yemeni citizens have fled to Ethiopia during the past weeks to escape the civil war in their home country.
According to the National Intelligence and Security Service Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs, the number of Yemeni nationals sheltered in Ethiopia has so far reached 1,400.
The refugees crossed to Ethiopia in various ways and via Hargessa, Somaliland. Those who arrived in Djibouti were transported to Addis Ababa by plane.
They preferred Ethiopia from the neighboring countries due to its warm welcome and generous hospitality for refugees and its durable peace, it said.
As a camp cannot be established for less than 5,000 refugees, they will be made to live in urban areas with the support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM). They will be provided with housing allowance and food assistance.
Yemeni nationals cross to Ethiopia daily to escape the civil war there.
More than 125,000 Yemenis have fled to various countries, while 1.5 million have been displaced due to the war.
The war also claimed the lives of 5,400 Yemenis.
Ethiopia is currently hosting more than 730,000 refugees from 17 countries, with a highest number coming from South Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea. This makes Ethiopia the leading country in Africa in sheltering refugees.
Translated and posted by Amare Asrat