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Up to 50 Somali, Ethiopian Migrants Deliberately Drowned off Yemen

More than 111,500 migrants landed on Yemen’s shores last year, up from around 100,000 the year before.

IOM staff assist Somali and Ethiopian migrants who were forced into the sea by smugglers. (Photo: UN MIGRATION AGENCY)

BY IOM

Early this morning (09/08), a human smuggler, in charge of the boat, forced more than 120 Somali and Ethiopian migrants into the pitching sea as they approached the coast of Shabwa, a Yemeni Governorate along the Arabian Sea.

The migrants had been hoping to reach countries in the Gulf via war-torn Yemen. Continue reading Up to 50 Somali, Ethiopian Migrants Deliberately Drowned off Yemen

Only 4 Survive After Boat With 110 Migrants Sinks Off Libyan coast

Second boat wreck in just two months

More than 100 migrants are feared dead after boat wrecks in the Mediterranean – second tragedy in just two months (Photo: Getty)

By RT.com,

A boat with 110 migrants onboard has sunk off the coast of Libya, with just four people rescued so far, AP reported, citing aid workers. This marks the worst such shipwreck incident so far this year, following a record death toll of some 5,000 people in 2016.

Eight bodies have already been recovered, but weather conditions at the scene, 50 kilometers from the Libyan coast, interfered with the search efforts, Italy’s ANSA agency reported. Continue reading Only 4 Survive After Boat With 110 Migrants Sinks Off Libyan coast