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Syrians Add to Yemen Refugee Crisis

As with a previous wave of refugees that fled from Syria to Yemen during former Syrian President Hafez al-Assad's reign in the 1980s, Syrian refugees arriving there today find political, economic and security instability.
Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi smiles during the opening of the second plenary session of the dialogue conference in Sanaa June 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi (YEMEN - Tags: POLITICS) - RTX10G6Q
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SANAA, Yemen — A new scene has been filling the streets of Sanaa for the past few months, one that is unexpected and oft misunderstood by the local population: Dozens of Syrian refugees are scattered around many of the city’s streets.

The majority of their beautiful women and girls are begging for money and food. Sanaa, a city teeming with impoverished individuals, refugees and Africans, has recently taken in Syrian refugees amid a situation that does not seem very promising. They seem to be jumping out of the frying pan into the fire, as the old saying goes.

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