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Women’s Experiences as Transit Migrants in Yemen

Women’s Experiences as Transit Migrants in Yemen

International Organization for Migration, Yemen

 

 

 

In 2019, women and girls formed 21% of migrants travelling irregularly from the Horn of Africa to Gulf countries; the majority of these women were from Ethiopia. Existing research provides anecdotal evidence that irregular migration journeys are gendered, highlighting that women face specific issues that are distinct from the overall risks of the journey.

 

In this gender study, Meraki Labs has examined the risks faced by Ethiopian women on the irregular migration route to the Gulf, and the factors that affect their vulnerability to trafficking.

 

 

 

Mixed Migration Monitoring and Evaluation System

Mixed Migration Monitoring and Evaluation System

by Administrator

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION, YEMEN

Three organizations work on mixed migration in Yemen, and they work in the form of a consortium. However, information collection systems were fragmented and data was not systematically analysed.

Meraki Labs supported the consortium members to develop and roll out one consistent database. Meraki also provided monthly analysis of the data, semi-annual trend analysis and periodic thematic reports on aspects such as gender and smugglers.

Protection Risks and Human Smuggling on the Eastern Migration Route

Protection Risks and Human Smuggling on the Eastern Migration Route

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION, YEMEN

Close to 150,000 migrants move from the Horn of Africa through Yemen to Gulf countries. Many migrants on this route face life threatening protection risks ranging from starvation to abduction by smugglers. However the ongoing civil war in Yemen has left limited space for humanitarian agencies to meet the needs of migrants given the scale of the humanitarian crisis within Yemeni communities.

Meraki Labs conducted research intended to support IOM in identifying major protection risks facing migrants, as well as coping mechanisms that migrants have adopted over time. Meraki Labs provided programming recommendations that account for the fragility of the context and the vulnerability of the target population.