Yemenis find refuge in Africa's Djibouti

Djibouti is facing its own problems with poverty in spite of large foreign investments in recent years, and now it is making an effort to welcome some 40,000 Yemenis who have moved there to escape the war at home.

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    Djibouti is facing its own problems with poverty in spite of large foreign investments in recent years, and now it is making an effort to welcome some 40,000 Yemenis who have moved there to escape the war at home.

    The tiny Horn of Africa state of Djibouti is now home to more than 40,000 Yemenis who have fled their war-torn country.

    In spite of Djibouti's own economic struggle, the people and government are making a sincere effort to welcome these people and to consider them a group that could drive significant economic growth for the country.

    The Yemeni refugees started in a camp, but have been registered and allowed to work and have since moved to the capital to earn a living.

    Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from Djibouti.


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