Bab-el-Mandeb: Easy to cross?
Many migrants and refugees from the Horn of Africa plan to try their luck in Saudi Arabia or other Gulf countries. It is not true that these countries are easy to reach even though such rumours are very widespread.
The boat trip across the Bab-el-Mandeb is full of dangers and even if migrants and refugees make it to the opposite shore, they find themselves in a difficult situation once they have arrived in Yemen. The country is at civil war and migrants and refugees can be exposed to the conflict. Many are even imprisoned.