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محافظة عدن

محافظة عدن is part of الصبيحة - خـــــرز . It is a city

Interesting places in محافظة عدن:
Khormaksar   جبل حديد
المعلا - Mualla   جبال شمسان - Shamsan Mountain
مقبرة المعلا   Little Aden
Sira Island   At Tawahi
Городок "Тарик"   Seera Fun City
Sirah Corniche   Workers Island
شارع المعلا الرئيسي - الشهيد مدرم   Al-Khosaf
ميناء المعلا - عـدن    المعلا كشة - الشيخ إسحاق
مصنع الغاز سابقاً   ادارة الجمارك عدن
مستشفى الجمهورية التعليمي العام   Aden Silos & Mills Company
وادي الموت   hai assada
haft amblad al bdoo   بيوت المستشفى
بركان عدن  


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UNHCR News Story: Somali refugee flow across the Gulf of Aden slows down this year

UNHCR News Story: Somali refugee flow across the Gulf of Aden slows down this year
Made by UNHCR
An exhausted survivor of the dangerous sea crossing to Yemen from the Horn of Africa. UNHCR / J. Björgvinsson / March 2007 Somali refugee flow across the Gulf of Aden slows down this year ADEN, Yemen, April 9 (UNHCR) – The number of people crossing the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea in mixed migration flows to Yemen has nearly halved during the first quarter of the year in comparison with the same period in 2009. This year, some 9,400 people reached the shores of Yemen in the first three months after setting off from countries in the Horn of Africa. This compares to nearly 17,000 between January and March last year. The largest drop is registered in the number of Somali arrivals. Some 3,200 Somali refugees arrived in Yemen this year, about a third of the number that crossed in the first quarter of 2009. Today, Somali refugees represent every third new arrival in Yemen. During the same period in 2009, Somalis accounted for more than half of all the new arrivals by sea. Somali arrivals are automatically recognized as refugees in Yemen and the country hosts more than 170,000 Somali refugees. However, the drop in the number of Somali arrivals has not been driven by an improvement in the security situation within the country. Many Somali civilians are daily forced to flee their homes to escape waves of fighting between government forces and militias. This year began with some of the deadliest fighting in Somalia since early 2009. The first three months of 2010 recorded some of the highest forced displacement rates since January last year, with almost 170,000 people fleeing their homes in south and central Somalia, particularly from Mogadishu. However, the number of new Somali arrivals in the region remains relatively small. More than 20,000 Somalis have fled to neighbouring countries, mostly to Kenya and Ethiopia, this year. Meanwhile, most of the internally displaced Somalis have found shelter in makeshift camps along the Afgooye corridor just outside Mogadishu or have headed for safer areas of the capital. Somali refugees reaching Yemen claim that those fleeing the fighting face increasing difficulties in reaching Bossaso in northern Somalia, where they wait for a chance to board smugglers' boats sailing for Yemen. They cite general insecurity as the main reason deterring their movements towards the north. In addition, they say that more and more people simply have no means to pay for the trip to Puntland. The refugees also report that Puntland authorities are trying to stem the human trafficking and they add that a large number of new arrivals are waiting in Bossaso for the chance to reach Yemen. UNHCR teams in northern Somalia continue to assist the displaced population. In addition, information campaigns warn about the risks involved in making the sea crossing. There are an estimated 1.4 million internally displaced people in Somalia while nearly 570,000 Somalis live as refugees in neighbouring countries.

Aden tanks

Aden tanks
Made by Anduze traveller
At an unknown time in the past (some sources say 1st century AD), someone had the idea of using the volcano crater as a water collection system. There are a series of 18 tanks, some 45-50 million litres of water can be held altogether! Beautifully built and laid out. They got buried under plants for years, until a British officer found them in the mid 19th century, when they were rehabilitated. The area is now a park, and the tanks still fill - at least partially - although they are no longer essential as a water supply system.

IMG_7393 Lovers ?

IMG_7393 Lovers ?
Made by Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak
Sexuality in Arab countries is something that I think still awaits serious research. While restricting relations between opposite sexes, homosexuality also officially is condemned, but in reality, close relations that men have with each other, even physical intimacy, they often lead to crossing the line. It is widely known , that as in case of closed male communities in jail, active position in homosexual relation is accepted, while passive treated with disgust. This is Aden, liberal city for Yemeni standards.

DSC_9050 Basateen

DSC_9050 Basateen
Made by Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak
Basateen, near Aden, a Somali settlement , where live the refugees who can find some source of money ( casual work, like washing cars or Western Union from family in the States ). There is much more energetic mood , more hope here than among those trapped in Al Kharaz camp, with no big perspectives for change. One thing one notices immediately is large number of small private English schools, often in wooden shacks, a symbol of desires and aspirations always related to emigrating.

Fish for sale - Aden

Fish for sale - Aden
Made by Maciej Dakowicz
and one of my photos has been choosen by YAHOO in their BEST OF YOU WITNESS selection of 10 photos, check it out: news.yahoo.com/page/2007_year_in_review/best_of_you_witne... and news.yahoo.com/fc/World/Year_in_Review_2007 I sent it to YOUR WITNESS some time ago and completely forgot about it nice

USS Cole (by J.B. Keefer)

USS Cole (by J.B. Keefer)
Made by Stijn Vogels
The Gulf of Mexico, Dec. 13, 2000 — The starboard propeller and shaft of the damaged destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) dwarf a Sailor on board the M/V Blue Marlin. Cole is being transported to the United States by the Norwegian commercial lift ship for repairs to damage sustained by the Oct. 12 terrorist bombing attack on the ship in the port of Aden, Yemen. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class J.B. Keefer. [001213-N-1012K-001] Dec. 13, 2000.

Honda-50

Honda-50
Made by georgerobins30
My Honda Cub. This was 1962 in Aden and was probably about two years old. Note that it had a starter motor which was left off when they were eventually imported into the UK. Once took it off the clock with a following monsoon wind but shortly after had to replace burnt exhaust valve and bent push rods. All done with two spanners and have been a fan of Honda engineering ever since.

IMG_7148 Tired mind

IMG_7148 Tired mind
Made by Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak
As in many developing countries, in Yemen one can see mentally ill wandering in the street, often ridiculed, sometimes protected, sometimes just left alone. According to some psychiatrists, although common use of khat , mild hallucinogen is not known to create any mental illness, it may cause to intensify already existing problem. This is in fish market, Aden.

Aden Panorama

Aden Panorama
Made by ©haddock
Panoramic stitch of 3 landscape format images of Aden, Yemen. 3 year old photos, I tried my new stitch software on them. Taken from a viewpoint reached by a footpath on a small island linked to the city by the causeway seen at the left side of the photo, not taken from aircraft.

Royal Highland Fusilier

Royal Highland Fusilier
Made by Sir Wilton Shagpile,B.M.K.
Military funeral from the RAF Hospital at Steamer Point in Aden. Around July 1960 only 1year after this amalgamated regiment was formed a young soldier serving with this regiment at Singapore Lines near Khormakser in Aden received an electric shock which proved fatal

Aden

Aden
Made by yourdoku
This is a solvable sudoku made with the characters of Aden city from Adan in Yemen. View adendoku or make your own design at yourdoku.com

Yemen Aden 1994

Yemen Aden 1994
Made by loose_grip_99
It may be yellow & it may have been 27 years since the British left but this post box in Crater is a reminder of their presence. It still bears the name Post Office and although it has been removed the GR can still be made out above.

Shop interior - Aden, Yemen

Shop interior - Aden, Yemen
Made by Maciej Dakowicz
Aden, Yemen www.maciejdakowicz.com - Jordan. Add me on facebook

DSC_9188 Yemeni woman

DSC_9188 Yemeni woman
Made by Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak
This is as close one can get to photograph Yemeni women. But it is easier in Aden, which used to be part of Socialist Democratic Yemen, and is less conservative in certain ways.

Qat delights

Qat delights
Made by Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak
Aden, Yemen. I will soon post more images related to consumption of this plant, as a part of my bigger ongoing project about use of psychoactive plants troughout the world.

Steamer Point Aden

Steamer Point Aden
Made by Sir Wilton Shagpile,B.M.K.
Looking from the Wally camp towards the Royal Air Force Hospital at Steamer Point. Note the hill on the left covered by washing (Dhobi) left out to dry.

empty fish market - Aden

empty fish market - Aden
Made by Maciej Dakowicz
Yemen, Dec 2007 farm3.static.flickr.com/2009/2192789336_a40d4fa4bf_o.jpg

930317 Aden

930317 Aden
Made by rona.h
Not a fun stop. Lots of oil in the harbour but it's the last chance for fuel and provisions for the Red Sea if you don't want to stop before Suez.

Aden (Yemen) Impressions

Aden (Yemen) Impressions
Made by s1ingshot
sharks, sharks, sharks... they got so many there because a lot of Somalis dont make it with their small boats to the coast of Yemen

Aden Restaurant

Aden Restaurant
Made by Sir Wilton Shagpile,B.M.K.
Rare photograph from within the forbidding Crater City in Aden. This small city is built within the crater of an extinct volano,



Nearest places of interest:

الصبيحة - خـــــرز
Khor Alamierh
منطقة صلاح الدين - البريقه
Little Aden
  Sheikh Othman
دلتا وادي تبـــــــن ___ تنطق بضم التاء وفتح الباء وتسكين النون
الصبيحة - طور الباحة
Lahj

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