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Reference : V-P-YE-E-01551
Date : 06/12/2016
Country/Region : YEMEN
Caption : Sana'a. Umar Saleh Abdo, a 40-year-old refugee, who came 20 years ago after fleeing Somalia.
Photographer : YASIN, Mohammed
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Umar said: “Conflict forced me to flee home seeking safety. I had hoped for a chance to travel abroad through Yemen, but it was in vain. Eventually, I got used to my life in Yemen, after getting married and experiencing being safe. Unfortunately, now everything has changed, and I worry about losing my five children. I wish I could go back home.”
ICRC website photo gallery, 19.12.2016 : “ In Yemen, a journey to the unknown. They came to Yemen from all over in search of a better life. However, those hopes have been jeopardized by a conflict that has raged since March 2015. ICRC spoke to ten people now living in Sana'a to get a sense of the challenges they face.”
ICRC tries to alleviate the suffering of vulnerable migrants by helping restoring family links, collecting and sharing thousands of Red Cross messages.
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Orientation : landscape
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