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Over 100 Ethiopian refugees killed after smugglers throw them off boat near Yemen escaping from regime in Addis

Over 100 Ethiopian refugees killed after smugglers throw them off a boat near Yemen escaping from the atrocities of the regime in Addis. These migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia have been “deliberately drowned” when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen’s coast according to the UN. The trafficker in charge of the boat forced more than 120 migrants into the sea as they approached the coast of Shabwa along the Arabian Sea.

The average age of the passengers on the boat is believed to have been 16-years-old, according to the UN agency.  29 African refugees or migrants buried in shallow graves on the beach in Yemen’s southern province of Shabwa along the Gulf of Aden, while another 22 were missing after the tragedy.

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Ethiopian exiles in Yemen are tortured

 By Yalda Hakim, Yemen The BBC’s Yalda Hakim visits a so-called ‘torture camp’ Efta is just 17 but has experienced shocking brutality. The Ethiopian teenager survived a treacherous boat journey being smuggled across the Red Sea. But on reaching Yemen, she was kidnapped and driven at gunpoint to a mud brick house. She said: “They tortured other girls in […] Continue reading →