The Worldwide Group for Migration stated smugglers threw 80 overboard throughout the journey from Djibouti to Yemen.
The Worldwide Group for Migration stated at the least 20 migrants and refugees died after smugglers threw 80 individuals overboard throughout a visit from Djibouti in East Africa to Yemen.
An announcement stated that “the smugglers began shouting that there was an excessive amount of on board” after the boat left with 200 migrants, together with youngsters underneath 18, on Wednesday.
IOM stated 5 our bodies have been discovered and the survivors have been being handled in Djibouti. It’s not instantly clear which nations the migrants got here from on this newest journey.
Drownings within the waters off Djibouti, normally involving migrants and refugees from Ethiopia or Somalia making an attempt to flee poverty and conflict at house by discovering work in Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates, have turn out to be widespread.
No less than 20 migrants have died off Obock in Djibouti after 80 have been thrown from a ship by smugglers. The boat was on its method to Yemen …
– Mohammed Abdiker (@AbdikerM) March 3, 2021
In October, at the least eight migrants drowned after smugglers pressured them off a ship close to Djibouti.
In 2017, as much as 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia have been “intentionally drowned” when a smuggler pressured them to sail off the coast of Yemen.
And in 2018, at the least 30 migrants died when a ship capsized off Yemen, with survivors reporting gunfire.