Political Analysis

Filipinos in Yemen urged to leave

National Yemen

Philippine Labor Attache David Des Dicang (center) receives the Media Transparency Award from the Filipino journalists in Kuwait

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) called upon all Filipinos community staying in Yemen to leave Yemen for security reasons after  Yemen President and his Primed Minister resigned  in response to the   Houthi  coup against the peace and partnership agreement.
A statement was issued by the Philippine embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as instructed by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), urging all Filipinos to avoid unnecessary travel outside their homes which should also be fortified against stray bullets.

Houthi is an insurgent group operating in Yemen. The DFA strongly urges them not to participate in any mass demonstrations and to avoid areas of conflict. If necessary, they are advised to leave their places of residence which are in or near areas of conflict.

Over the past year, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) calls Filipinos five times to leave Yemen, despite of that a good number of Filipinos are working in Yemen and they refused to travel back home. All Filipinos who  wish to be repatriated are asked to coordinate with the crisis management team based in Sana’a for assistance.