26 Aug '11, 12pm

Drought pushes 3,700 Somalis to perilous sea voyage: #UN #Yemen #yf

Drought pushes 3,700 Somalis to perilous sea voyage: #UN #Yemen #yf

Over 3,700 Somali refugees have made the perilous sea journey across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen in August alone amid the severe drought in their homeland, the UN refugees agency said on Friday. -- PHOTO: AFP GENEVA (AFP) - Over 3,700 Somali refugees have made the perilous sea journey across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen in August alone amid the severe drought in their homeland, the UN refugees agency said on Friday. 'Yemen is seeing a sharp rise in the number of Somali refugees arriving on rickety boats across the Gulf of Aden,' said Adrian Edwards, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. 'More than 3,700 Somali refugees have reached Yemen's coast so far in August,' said the spokesman. The number marks a sharp jump from the 15 who crossed the Gulf of Aden for the whole of 2010. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered b...

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