Yemen Receives UN & WB Personnel  Evacuated from Eritrea [Archives:1999/07/Local News]

February 15 1999

15 UN and 6 World Bank staff and their dependents, based in Eritrea, arrived in Sanaa on the morning of last Sunday, 7th Feb., following the armed conflict and hostilities between Ethiopia and Eritrea. The WB staff, who were on a mission to Asmara, had left Sanaa on Monday 8th, while the UN personnel remained in Yemen. The choice of Sanaa as the Safe Heaven was made by the UN Security Coordinator’s Office in New York.