Refugees drowned as smugglers push 160 off boat in suspected 'trend

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More Migrants Feared Drowned After Being Forced From Boat Off Yemen

- malaysiandigest.com
11 Aug 2017
GENEVA: Some 180 young Ethiopian and Somali migrants, many weakened by hunger and drought in their home countries, were forced from a boat into rough seas off Yemen by smugglers on Thursday and 55 were presumed to have drowned, the U.N. migration agency said.

Five more migrants feared drowned after being forced from boat off Yemen

11 Aug 2017
GENEVA/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Some 180 young Ethiopian and Somali migrants, many weakened by hunger and drought in their home countries, were forced from a boat into rough seas off Yemen by smugglers on Thursday and 55 were presumed drowned, the U.N. migration agency said.
- yahoo.com

GCC and Yemen Weekly News Update

- washingtonreport.me
11 Aug 2017
After smugglers on August 10 forced 180 African migrants off boats in the middle of the water on their way to Yemen, at least 5 drowned and 50 were missing. The smugglers were trying to avoid being arrested. A similar incident on August 9, in which smugglers forced more than 120 Somali and Ethiopian migrants off boats, killed at least 50 and left 22 missing. Despite the ...

Another 180 Migrants, Most Ethiopians, Forced from Boat in Yemen

11 Aug 2017
ADEN, Yemen (IOM)-Up to 180 migrants are reported to have been forced from a boat today (August 10, 2017) by smugglers off the coast of Yemen. Five bodies have been recovered so far and around 50 are reported missing. This latest incident comes barely 24 hours after smugglers forced more than 120 Somali and Ethiopian migrants into the sea as they approached the coast of ...
- onlineethiopia.net

Up to 50 Somali, Ethiopian Migrants Drowned by Smugglers off Yemen

- semonegna.com
11 Aug 2017
IOM's medical staff also provided urgent care to the 27 surviving Somali and Ethiopian migrants, both females and males, who had remained on the beach. IOM provided initial health checks and assistance, including food, water and other emergency relief. Some of the survivors had already left the beach before being assisted. 22 migrants are reportedly still missing and ...

Fifty African Migrants 'Deliberately Drowned' by Smuggler Off Yemen's Coast

11 Aug 2017
More than 50 Somali and Ethiopian migrants were "deliberately drowned" on Wednesday when smugglers pushed more than 120 passengers into rough seas off Yemen's coast in order to avoid arrest by border security forces, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.
- intelligencerpost.com

Five African migrants feared dead in second drowning incident off Yemen, UN says Australian Broadcasting Corporation

- abc.net.au
11 Aug 2017
It was the second such incident in as many days off Shabwa province in southern Yemen, where 50 teenage African migrants were "deliberately drowned" on Wednesday by a smuggler who forced 120 passengers off his boat , the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said.

Smugglers throw 280 migrants into the sea off Yemen, U N

11 Aug 2017
In the first drownings on Wednesday, a smuggler forced more than 120 migrants into the sea as they approached Yemen's coast, the IOM said. Its staffers found the shallow graves of 29 migrants on a beach in Shabwa during a routine patrol. At least 22 migrants remained missing.
- cbsnews.com

Migrants pushed off boat for second time in two days

- upi.com
11 Aug 2017
The IOM estimates about 55,000 migrants have left the Horn of Africa to travel to Yemen since the beginning of the year. More than 30,000 are under the age of 18 and emigrate from Somalia or Ethiopia. The average age of the passengers on the boat Wednesday was 16.
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