Over 49 people die when Yemen boat capsizes

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Over 49 people die when Yemen boat capsizes, On Tuesday, the UN migration agency reported that more than 49 migrants have been reported lost during the capsize of their boat off the coast of Yemen.

260 migrants, including Somalis and Ethiopians, were on board the boat when it departed from Somalia, according to the International Organization of Migration (IOM). In Yemen’s Shabwah governorate, Alghareef Point is the site of the tragic incident which occurred on Monday. According to the International Organization for Migration, 31 women and six children were among the victims.

Mohammedali Abunajela, a spokesperson for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), said that the tragedy serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for collective action to address migration challenges and make migrants safe.

It has been reported that between 2014 and 2017, there have been 1,860 migrant deaths and disappearances along the routes taken by migrants from East Africa and the Horn of Africa to Gulf countries according to the IOM. A number of these deaths were caused by drowning, and nearly 500 of them were caused by drowning.

The IOM has determined that, according to their statistics, this migration route is the world’s most dangerous migration route.

According to the report, migrants are often at greater risk of human trafficking, including when they are entrusted with the navigation of the journey by smugglers, during the perilous boat journey to Yemen’s shores.

As per the United Nations, approximately 97,00 migrants from the Horn of Africa made the long journey from the Horn of Africa to Yemen last year.

Timenews1 provided that information.

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