Edwards said despite Yemen's instability and economic crisis more African refugees chose to make the risky journey, fleeing their war-torn countries, Mareb Press reported.
Edwards added that while Somalis were given refugee status upon arrival to Yemen, Ethiopians who were now in majority were left to fend for themselves, worrying the United Nations, the Yemen Post reported.
Yemeni Human Rights Minister Hooria Mashour told al-Masdar newspaper that although Yemen continues to honor its obligations towards refugees, the economic burden put on the state was too heavy for the country to carry alone.
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