Tag Archives: Somali Migrants

Why Thousands of Ethiopians and Somalis Fleeing to War-torn Yemen

Ethiopian and Somali migrants travelling to Yemen. Why?
Why were they fleeing to Yemen? Is it because of its proximity and the perception of Yemen as a gateway to other Gulf states and Europe? or is there something else?

BY ELIZA MACKINTOSH | CNN

Refugees and migrants hoping to reach oil-rich Gulf countries — many of them teenagers — are increasingly traversing a dangerous sea route to Yemen, despite the conflict raging there.

The flow of migrants crossing a small sea passage from the Horn of Africa to Yemen, which has continued unabated for years, reached a record of over 117,000 migrants and asylum seekers in 2016 — up from around 100,000 the year before. Continue reading Why Thousands of Ethiopians and Somalis Fleeing to War-torn Yemen

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

Helicopter Attack Killed 42 Somali Migrants Near Yemen’s Coast

Attack on boat near Bab al-Mandeb Strait leaves dozens of Somali refugees dead.

A boat packed with Somali migrants came under attack overnight off Yemen’s coast close to a strategic Red Sea strait. 77 survivors were pulled out of the water. (Photo: Abduljabbar Zeyad/Reuters)

BY AL JAZEERA

Dozens of Somali refugees have been killed off the coast of Hodeidah in Yemen after a helicopter attacked the boat they were travelling in, according to the International Organization for Migration.

Joel Millman, spokesman for the Geneva-based agency, told the AFP news agency that 42 bodies had been “recovered”, after earlier reports on Friday had put the fatalities at more than 30. Continue reading Helicopter Attack Killed 42 Somali Migrants Near Yemen’s Coast

IOM Evacuation Operations for Stranded Ethiopians and Somalis from Yemen Resumes

“Yemeni authorities are deporting hundreds of Ethiopian and Somali migrants to Djibouti under deplorable conditions.” – IOM

FILE – Ethiopian migrants are seen in a make-shift camp near the western Yemeni town of Haradh in a March 21, 2012, photo. Djiboutian authorities confirm at least 24 migrants have died in recent weeks due to deportation conditions they faced in Yemen.

By IOM,

IOM evacuation operations are resuming in Yemen, after a pause imposed by airstrikes and ground fights in the country.

Reception capacity for the large influx of migrants from Ethiopia and other Horn of Africa countries returning migrants are over-stretched in Djibouti. The resulting insanitary conditions are a cause for concern for the health and safety of the returning migrants. Continue reading IOM Evacuation Operations for Stranded Ethiopians and Somalis from Yemen Resumes

Boat with 400 Ethiopia and Somalia Migrants Capsized

More than 400 Migrants, mostly from Somalia and Ethiopia, have reportedly drowned after their boat that departed from Egyptian shores have capsized.

By TesfaNews,

More than 400 migrants and refugees from Somalia and Ethiopia are feared to have drowned in the Egyptian shores after the boat they were being transferred to by traffickers capsized in the Mediterranean, survivors say.

Somali media reports say that rescue workers have only managed to save 41 of the 500 or so passengers from the waters and took them to southern Greek city of Kalamata. Continue reading Boat with 400 Ethiopia and Somalia Migrants Capsized

Torture in the Sinai: Who is to Blame?

Who is to blame? National Service, Diaspora family, International Conspiracy or greener pasture?

By Gebre Fessehazion,

Eritrea is the most peaceful country in Africa and one of the safest nations in the world. As a result of that, its nine ethnic people live in a perfect harmony. It is hard to find a crime or violence in Eritrea on a daily basis as it is very common event is in the rest of the continent.

Eritrea, which is the newest nation of Africa, is engaged in a national development campaign to eradicate poverty once of all and to achieve also a major economic success. Eritrea is doing well in order to ensure a social justice of its people. Continue reading Torture in the Sinai: Who is to Blame?