All Filipinos in Yemen must leave the conflict-torn country as soon as possible, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Wednesday.
Yemen is under crisis alert level 3 or voluntary repatriation, according to a statement from the department.
All new deployments of Filipino workers there or their return from vacation are also banned.
The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh is monitoring political and security developments in Sana’a and the rest of Yemen.
According to the department, the embassy also continues to assess the political and security situation in Yemen in light of recent resignations of high officials of the Yemeni government and after the Houthi occupation of the presidential palace.
“All Filipinos are urged to avoid unnecessary travel outside their homes, which should also be fortified against stray bullets,” it said.
“The embassy strongly urges them not to participate in any mass demonstrations and to avoid areas of conflict. If necessary, they are advised to leave their places of residence which are in or near areas of conflict,” the DFA added.
All Filipinos who wish to avail themselves of voluntary repatriation must immediately coordinate with the Crisis Management Team based in Sana’a for assistance.
The embassy reiterated its call on all Filipinos in all cities and regions of Yemen to register with the Philippine Embassy, or update their earlier registrations, by visiting the embassy’s website at www.riyadhpe.dfa.gov.ph and accomplishing the “OFW Online Registration” form.
For more information, Filipinos in Yemen may contact the Crisis Management Team at Movenpick Hotel Sana’a on Berlin Street with mobile number +967.73.384.4958.