FEATURING JOEL MILLMAN – The war in Yemen has claimed many lives through bombing and starvation. Yet there is another component of the war that is getting even less attention – how refugees from Ethiopia and Somalia are risking their lives to board boats and cross the Yemen Sea to arrive in the chaotic, war-torn nation seeking jobs in neighboring Gulf states.
That phenomenon was highlighted recently when an estimated 150 refugees were “deliberately drowned,” by smugglers according to a UN agency, the International Organization for Migration. Most of those on board are very young, less than 18 years old. Many bodies have washed up on shore and been buried on the beach. Dozens of people are still missing.
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Joel Millman, Press Officer Department of Media & Communications at the International Organization for Migration.