Yemen Hosts more than 70,000 UN-Registered Refugees

Published June 28th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Yemen is hosting 73,000 refugees registered by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, most of them are from Somalia, the official news agency SABA said Wednesday. 

It said 67,000 were Somali refugees and that the rest were mainly from Eritrea and Ethiopia, which signed a peace accord in Algeria on June 18th after two years of war. 

Another 378 Eritreans and 129 Ethiopians arrived in the Red Sea port city of Mocha over the past week, SABA said, adding that Yemeni authorities provided them with tents and food. 

Somalia, meanwhile, has been without a central government since the overthrow of Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991, and is torn by conflict among rival clans and warlords - SANAA (AFP) 

 

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