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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

Over 3000 Somali Refugees Receiving Protection in Eritrea: UNHCR

UNHCR staff verifying details of Somali refugees in Emkulu camp, eastern Eritrea

BY TESFANEWS

According to the March 2014 fact sheet released by UNHCR Eritrea, over 3000 Somalia refugees currently living inside the Umkulu refugee camp near the port city of Massawa while other refugee groups from Sudan and South Sudan lives in the urban areas getting the required protection and assistance.

The report indicates that the encamped Somali refugees have been in Eritrea for almost two decades and have not yet found durable solution due to lack of availability of livelihood opportunities within the camp, lack of interest in voluntary repatriations as well as problems with the in-country case-processing mechanisms by resettlement countries such as Canada, Australia, and USA.  Continue reading Over 3000 Somali Refugees Receiving Protection in Eritrea: UNHCR

UN Cuts Food Ration, Expands War in Somalia

Is it fare to finance invasion but slash food ration by 2/3rd?

By Thomas C. Mountain (Sri Lanka Guardian),

As the UN funded African Union “peacekeepers” expand their military occupation of Mogadishu the UN relief agency announces an over 2/3 cut in food aid to one million Somali refugees due to a “funding shortfall”.

The UNHCR apparently has decided that they will provide 30% of the daily minimum food requirement to the million Somali refugees they have been keeping alive rather than cut off aid to any in the UN camps. This as the UN/AU army has been increased by thousands of Ugandan troops along with dozens of additional tanks, heavy artillery and helicopter gun ships. Continue reading UN Cuts Food Ration, Expands War in Somalia