124 Somali refugees from Yemen evacuated



The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced on Monday the evacuation of 124 Somali refugees from Yemen to their country on a voluntary basis.

“These refugees were evacuated from the port of Aden in southern Yemen to the port of Berbera,” he said.

“The evacuation came in cooperation with the UNHCR as part of the voluntary humanitarian return program.”, he added.

“This is the eighth installment that has been evacuated this year, bringing the total number of evacuees in 2018 to one thousand and 64 Somali refugees,” he stated

Aden city, which was occupied by UK but now under the control of UAE, and the rest of the southern cities witnessed an insecurity situation that increased the assassinations of imams of mosques and security and military leaderships

The province of Aden witnesses a security fiasco that escalated with killings, looting issues , in addition to others that never happened before.

The scandal of the murders and rapes of African refugees in Aden resulted in a shock that was not limited to Yemeni citizens, but international organizations as well. They have prompted the issue in a report that first talked about a policy appears systematic for the forces of invasion in Yemen.

For decades, Yemen has received refugees who fled from the hardships of living in their countries and never the have been exposed to mistreatment like that revealed during the last few days in Aden. The abuse of refugees became very apparent during the two years of the Saudi-led coalition war of the country.

Human Rights Watch spoke in a report about executions, torture and rape of migrants and asylum seekers who were detained in Aden, and called for a clear investigation, pointing out that what is shown is not everything.

The authorities in Aden, following the scandal, announced the removal of the official in charge of the detention center for migrants, but according to a report by Human Rights Watch, which included live testimony by African migrants detained, the authorities in Aden took part in these shameful operations and were involved in torture and rape.

The rape scandal in Aden comes just a short time after the rape of a woman in Al-Khukhah by a Sudanese soldier who was brought to fight as a mercenary, a crime that still reverberates in Yemen after the courageous attitude shown by the victim’s family in the face of intimidation.

Dozens of rapes revealed in Aden, Al-Khukhah and Mukha have been committed and victims and their families are forced to remain silent.

In Iraq, the international organizations have documented thousands of cases and published horrific images of those stories inside and outside Abu Ghraib prison. Trump has recently appointed CIA official involved in torture and rape in Iraq. No American soldier has yet been charged for these crimes.