Health Care

Traffickers push up to 180 migrants into sea off Yemen

Traffickers push up to 180 migrants into sea off Yemen”

About 180 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 19 were presumed drowned, the United Nations migration agency said.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says at least 29 migrants were deliberately pushed into the sea by smugglers who did not want to get caught.

Smugglers Throw Nearly 280 Migrants Overboard Near Yemen Smugglers off the coast of Yemen threw as many as 280 migrants overboard this week, according to the International Organization for Migration.

IOM teams, working with the International Committee of the Red Cross, found the bodies of 29 migrants in shallow graves along the coast of Shabwa, now under the control of Yemeni troops backed by the United States. Those who survived the incident rapidly buried the dead upon reaching the shore.

The war in Yemen has left over 8,300 people dead and displaced millions since 2015, but the impoverished country continues to draw migrants from the Horn of Africa seeking work in prosperous Gulf countries further north. The majority of the migrants appeared to be teenagers and young adults.

The average age of the people headed to Yemen on Wednesday was 16.

Already this year, 55,000 migrants have taken the hazardous route from the Horn of Africa to Yemen to seek possible opportunities offered in the Gulf, IOM said.

Estimates say more than 50,000 migrants have made the journey to Yemen this year.

"The smugglers are panicking", de Boeck said, adding that reinforced border controls along the coast could be having a counter-productive effect. "Too many young people pay smugglers with the false hope of a better future".

More than 111,500 migrants landed on Yemen's shores last year, up from around 100,000 the year before, according to the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat, a grouping of global agencies that monitors migration in the area. A third of them are estimated to be women. They didn't succeed, they went back home, but the parents didn't agree with the fact that they didn't succeed so they send them back. "They are between 12 and 25 years old". The other route used by migrants to reach Europe is through the Mediterranean Sea.

"They have forgotten us a little bit", Mr de Boeck said.

"This is an unprecedented level of cruelty", wrote one Facebook user, Behailu Talegeta.

Yemen's conflict itself is a deadly risk. A boat carrying Somali migrants was attacked in March, killing 42.

More than 111,500 migrants landed on Yemen's shores last year, up from around 100,000 the year before, according to the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat, a grouping of global agencies that monitors migration in the area.



Like this

Latest


12 August 2017
Sergio Ramos' reaction to Jose Mourinho complaining was absolutely priceless
Mourinho maintains to this day that he had to beg to get out of his contract and return to Chelsea because, as he claims, everyone wanted him to stay.

12 August 2017
Markel Corp Has $3831000 Stake in NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI)
Institutional investors maintain the ownership of 79.90% shares and 86.40% shares have in possession of insiders investors. It has underperformed by 33.04% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months negative chart setup for the $29.71M company.

12 August 2017
Enterprise Products Partners LP's (EPD) Outperform Rating Reiterated at Sanford C. Bernstein
The Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Llp holds 103,015 shares with $6.42M value, down from 109,874 last quarter. Tph Asset Management Llc decreased Enterprise Prods Partners L ( EPD ) stake by 18.34% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing.

12 August 2017
Huntsman Corporation (HUN) Position Decreased by Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp
BidaskClub cut Huntsman Corporation from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Also, CFO Sean Douglas bought 2,500 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 31st.

12 August 2017
Taylor Morrison Home Corp (TMHC) Receives $21.38 Consensus Target Price from Analysts
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of Taylor Morrison Home Corp by 50.6% in the fourth quarter. Hancock Holding Co. purchased a new position in Taylor Morrison Home Corp during the first quarter valued at $204,000.

12 August 2017
Blue Apron revenue beats forecast, but hurt by plant delays
The company foresees revenue for the second half of the year in a range of $380 million to $400 million, Dickerson said . Vanguard Group Inc. bought a new stake in Blue Apron Holdings during the second quarter worth approximately $4,892,000.

12 August 2017
Confirmed: Another Chelsea Player Reveals Jose Mourinho's Transfer Approach
Mourinho says the club is not at the level of the best teams advancing deep into Champions League right now, but they will reach that level in just two years.

12 August 2017
NOLA declares State of Emergency, more rain set to arrive
John Bel Edwards to declare a preemptive state of emergency Friday (Aug. 11) as more rain is expected to drench the area. The fire left only one of five giant turbines working to supply power to drainage pumps across the east bank.

12 August 2017
Usain Bolt running last individual race Saturday
Then came the move to OR to team up with coach Alberto Salazar and the transformation has been nothing less than spectacular. Sir Mo Farah vowed he will be ready for the 5,000 metres final despite admitting he is feeling the pain.

12 August 2017
Vice President Mike Pence returns to Indy for keynote address, portrait unveiling
Vice President Pence and alumni of his administration have returned to IN for the unveiling of his official state portrait. They're doing a special project of hand-painted plates for the Vice Presidential china collection in Washington, D.C.



Recommended