UN refugee agency boosts Yemen security amid Al-Qaeda alert
GENEVA (AFP) - The UN refugee agency said on Tuesday that it had boosted security in Yemen, as Western nations shut their embassies there following a worldwide terror alert issued by the United States.
"We're there, but we're operating under extreme caution, and certain restrictions," Ms Melissa Fleming, spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told reporters, without giving details.
It was not clear what measures other UN aid agencies may have taken in the face of fears of an attack.
The UN's Geneva spokesman Corinne Momal-Vanian said the world body did not comment on its security steps.