According to IOM/DTM data, 1300 migrants currently in detention centres in Qasr Ben Gashir and Ain Zara are at risk due to direct proximity to areas where armed conflict is taking place.

In our increasingly diverse communities and societies, natural/technological disasters and other emergencies are ever more likely to affect migrants and other foreign nationals alongside native residents.

Approximately 350 Ethiopian migrants stranded in Yemen are set to fly home this week under the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) latest Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) flight operation. Such airlifts resumed from Yemen in late November last year.

The International Organization for Migration says that nearly 150,000 migrants arrived in war torn Yemen in 2018.

This is despite ongoing conflict, a cholera outbreak and near famine conditions in much of the country.

N’Djamena – Last Sunday (01/07), 20 Sub-Saharan migrants, including eight potential victims of trafficking, were reportedly stranded in Faya, in Northern Chad.

Cox's Bazar - After digging out of the rubble with their bare hands, some refugees can only rebuild on the same dangerous land

Sana’a – The military offensive on Yemen’s busy port city of Hodeidah, which began yesterday (13/08), is putting the lives of 600,000 people at risk.

Mexico City - 32 officials from 10 countries that make up the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM), met on June 6 and 7 to strengthen their capacities and exchange experiences on the protection of migrants in countries affected by natural disasters.

Around 7,000 migrants enter Yemen every month in the search for a better future, with most seeking to reach Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries. However, a UN statement released yesterday has revealed that people smugglers are using them as commodities, and often hold them to ransom.