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African migrants collect pieces of cardboard on which they sleep beside a road in the eastern province of Ma'rib, Yemen | Photo: EPA/YAHYA ARHAB
From file: Tens of thousands of migrants cross from the Horn of Africa every year towards Yemen, the hope is to find work in the richer Gulf states | Photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty
Migrants travelling on foot in Marib, Yemen | Photo: EPA/Yahya Arhab
From File: Ethiopian migrants disembark a boat on the shores of Ras al-Ara, Lahj, Yemen | Photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty
Houthi rebels have taken responsibility for the fire that broke out at a migrant detention center in Sana'a, Yemen on March 7, 2021 | Photo: Khaled Abdullah/REUTERS
Many are feared dead after a fire broke out at a migrant detention center in Sanaa, Yemen on March 7, 2021 | Photo: Khaled Abdullah/REUTERS
An archive picture of African migrants crossing the Egyptian border at Sallum in 2011 | Photo: Imago / Xinhua
In this photo taken in July 2019 a group of Ethiopians are about to board a smugglers boat | Photo: Nariman El-Mofti / AP Photo
Amnesty International says blanket border closures contravene international refugee law | Photo: DW/S. Petersmann

A Saudi police officer standing next to foreign workers | Photo: ARCHIVE/EPA/STRINGER
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Migrants rely on smugglers to cross the desert. Many can expect to be kidnapped and even tortured before their journey is over.
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