The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has raised the crisis alert
level in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa to “4” because of the worsened
politico-security situation in the city.
Alert level 3 is still in effect in other areas of Yemen.
The DFA issued the advisory after the Yemeni presidential palace was
attacked, leaving Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and some members
of his government injured. Seven presidential guards were also killed.
Alert level 4 means “mandatory evacuation and repatriation” of
Filipino nationals in an affected area at Philippine government’s
“In light of the worsening security situation in the city, we are
asking Filipinos in Sanaa to get in touch with the Embassy team
stationed there so they could be moved to a safer area, and then out
of the country,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said.
Alert level in other parts of Yemen
On May 24, DFA raised the crisis alert level in Yemen to “3,”
specifying voluntary repatriation at the government’s expense.
In coordination with Department of Labor and Employment, a deployment
ban was put in place. All Filipinos were also advised not to travel to
Yemen at this time.
Filipinos in Yemen were also advised to call the Embassy teams in
Sanaa and Aden immediately if they feel unsafe in the area they are
residing and the teams can move them in a safe area.