[QODLink]
Africa

Migrants risk their lives to reach Yemen

Every year thousands of desperate migrants risk their lives on a dangerous sea journey to Yemen.

Last updated: 27 Nov 2013 19:06
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

The UN says more than half a million people from Ethiopia and Somalia have travelled by sea to Yemen since 2006. 

Many hope to escape difficult situations at home, and travel through Yemen to Gulf States and beyond. But it’s a journey riddled with danger and many die before reaching their destination.

The northeastern Somali port of Bossaso is where the migrants meet the people-smugglers and start their journey.

Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow travelled there to hear their stories.

77

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
Featured
Booming global trade in 50-million-year-old amber stones is lucrative, controversial, and extremely dangerous.
Legendary Native-American High Bird was trained in ancient warrior traditions, which he employed in World War II.
Hounded opposition figure says he's hoping for the best at sodomy appeal but prepared to return to prison.
Fears of rising Islamophobia and racial profiling after two soldiers killed in separate incidents.
Group's culture of summary justice is back in Northern Ireland's spotlight after new sexual assault accusations.