Aden — In a disused football stadium in the Yemeni city of Aden, hundreds of African migrants find themselves in limbo — banned from onward travel, but unable to return home. The majority of them from Ethiopia, the migrants are facing tough conditions after being confined to the stadium in the government bastion, according to the UN’s migration agency. “The site is not fit to be hosting anyone, not even one person, let alone thousands,” said Olivia Headon, the International Organisation for Migration’s (IOM) Yemen spokesperson. While most of the 1,789 migrants are adult men, they also include 389 boys and 28 girls under the age of 18, Headon said. The youngest is believed to be 11 years old. Yemen has descended into chaos over the past four years of conflict, with both the Iran-backed Huthi rebels and a rival pro-government military alliance led by Saudi Arabia accused of acts that could amount to war crimes. Djibouti migrant route But the country is on an established route for mi...

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