Parliamentary report exposes crimes of refugees [Archives:2004/738/Local News]

May 17 2004

The report issued by the Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Committee in the Parliament, following a field visit to Kharaz Refugees Camp in Lahj Governorate last week, reports that 365 crimes were committed during the years 2000-2003.
The report breaks up the number of crimes as follows: 117 thefts, 10 rapes, 74 drinking alcohol, 14 car accidents against pedestrians and 85 incidents of physical abuse.
The report unveiled that there is no governmental or non-governmental organization that has adequate information or precise statistics about the number of refugees in Yemen. The report confirmed that there is no official authority in the government concerned with asylum. It also confirmed that among the refugees are individuals who have committed genocide and brutal crimes at their native countries.