HRW calls on Jordan not to deport Yemeni asylum seekers as this exposes them to “harm in Yemen.”
Human Rights Watch said in a statement that “the Jordanian authorities have deported at least four Yemeni asylum-seekers registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and have issued deportation orders against others who made asylum claims.
According to the statement, the Jordanian authorities handed down most of the deportation orders after the Yemenis attempted to apply for work permits and regularise their immigration status in the country.
Jordan currently hosts an estimated 13,843 refugees and asylum seekers from Yemen.
Yemen has been suffering from a violent civil war since 2014 which has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions.