This week IOM evacuated 127 Somalis fleeing the conflict in Yemen. The men, women and children arrived in Berbera, Somaliland, from Sana’a, Yemen on a boat organized by IOM with financial support from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief).

IOM evacuation operations are resuming in Yemen, after a pause imposed by airstrikes and ground fights in the country. Reception capacity for the large influx of migrants from Ethiopia and other Horn of Africa countries returning migrants are over-stretched in Djibouti.

The Guidelines to Protect Migrants in Countries Experiencing Conflict or Natural Disaster, which were developed by the governments of the United States and the Philippines, together with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), were officially launched here Wednesday.