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23 Dec 2009 description
report Yemen Times

Khaled Al-Hilaly


SANA'A, Dec.

23 Dec 2009 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 23 December 2009 (IRIN) - More people made the journey from the Horn of Africa to Yemen in 2009 than ever before, despite the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden being one of the most dangerous migration routes in the world, where the perils include drowning, sharks and unscrupulous people smugglers.

According to the UN Refugee Agency, 74,000 people crossed the Red Sea from the Horn of Africa to Yemen in 2009, 50 percent more than the number who made the journey in 2008;

309, at least, died during the crossing this year;

32,000 of the 2009 refugees were Somalis, about the same …

07 Nov 2009 description
report Xinhua

SANAA, Nov 07, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Yemen's coast-guards seized a boat carrying dozens of African migrants after illegally entering its territorial waters, state-run SABA news agency reported Saturday.

"The smuggling boat was carrying 64 African refuge-seekers, including eight Somalis and 56 Ethiopians and Eritreans," the report quoted security sources as saying.

Between January and August this year, about 36,000 African migrants reached Yemen's shores, with an increase of 33 percent over the same period last year.

In 2008, around 50,000 Africans …

20 Oct 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Second Committee
14th & 15th Meetings (AM & PM)

Drop in Commodity Prices, Development Assistance, Migrant Remittances Cited as Factors Devastating Least Developed Economies

24 Apr 2009 description

MSF and podcasts: - Awhar, Yemen - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) mobile teams have found 35 dead refugees during the night April 22, 2009, in the coastal location of Radah, in the Abyan governorate. There were approximately 120 survivors.

24 Mar 2009 description

Sana'a, Yemen_(dpa) _ At least nine African migrants drowned after they were forced at gunpoint by the traffickers transporting them to to jump from a boat off Yemen's southern coast on Tuesday, rescuers said.

The traffickers forced more than 90 passengers, mainly Ethiopians, to jump overboard as the boat neared the end of its trip off the southern Yemeni town of Ahwar on the Gulf of Aden, rescuers told German Press Agency dpa.

The rescuers said 83 people, including women, managed to survive after swimming to shore, and that the bodies of nine men had washed up on the coast …