Yemeni refugees choosing to return to war-torn country

At one point more than 6,000 refugees lived in the Markazi camp - most of whom left it to rent accommodation in other parts of the country. Others have returned to Yemen, preferring the uncertainty of a war zone to life in the camp.

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    More than 35,000 Yemenis have escaped to Djibouti (the former French colony, bordered by Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia) since the war started more than two years ago. Many of the refugees are unwilling to stay in a camp in the north of the country due to very poor conditions and harsh weather.

    At one point more than 6,000 refugees lived in the Markazi camp - most of whom left it to rent accommodation in other parts of the country. Others have returned to Yemen, preferring the uncertainty of a war zone to life in the camp.

    Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from northern Djibouti.


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