According to reports in the Yemeni media, the Eritrean navy detained approximately 150 Yemeni fishermen at different times.
28 of the Yemeni fishermen were released. The released fishermen reached the port city of Hudeidah on Yemen’s Red Sea coast.
Other fishermen were still detained in the report, which did not provide further details.
Yemeni and Eritrean authorities have not yet made an official statement on the matter.
Yemenis living in coastal cities turned to fishing after the deterioration of their economic situation due to the civil war.
civil war in Yemen
In Yemen, where political instability has prevailed for a long time, the Iranian-backed Houthis have been in control of Sana and some regions since September 2014. Coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been supporting the Yemeni government against the Houthis since March 2015.
According to the United Nations, 80 percent of the population in Yemen, where one of the world’s biggest humanitarian crises is experienced, is in need of humanitarian aid and protection.