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Republic of Yemen - represented by: Jan-Philipp Heilmann Position Paper for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Topic 1: “Preventing refugee crises – A Pro-active approach” Yemen is a historic transit country for migrants and refugees from Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, and as such is accommodating around 260.00 refugees, mostly from Somalia. Yemen is well aware of the challenges to provide for large numbers of refugees. We support any efforts to fight the reasons which force people out of their countries and prevent or weaken further refugee crises. As the only country in the Arabian Peninsula which signed the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol Yemen is very proud of its respectful handling of ...

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