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Yemen police arrested 72 Ethiopians

SANA’A, YEMEN (Saba) — Yemen police detained 72 Ethiopians, including 15 women, who have entered the country illegally by boat, Interior Ministry has reported.

Security authorities have said that the migrants who landed off Ahwar Coast in Abyan Governorate tried to reach Aden city but they were stopped by the security forces and sent to a refugee camp in coordination with the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Two weeks ago, security forces arrested 101 Ethiopians who entered Yemeni territories illegally.

Taiz Governorate authorities said that 800 Ethiopians, many of whom women and children, entered Yemen illegally in October.

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