At least 34 immigrants died this Monday Shipwreck According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), they sailed off the coast of Djibouti.
This shipwreck happened after “his ship capsized, Smugglers transported them from Yemen“, IOM specified in its social network Twitter account.
The organization added: “It is believed that there are about 60 people on board.” But it did not specify the nationality of the victim.
Mohammed Abdiker, Regional Director of IOM East and Horn of Africa, expressed condolences to the victims and recalled “The second such tragedy happened in just over a month.”
According to Abdiker, on March 3, after at least 80 migrants, 20 people died and several others were injured in the waters near Djibouti. Smuggled into the sea A crowded ship leaving the country for Yemen.
The regional director emphasized on Twitter: “Stopping and prosecuting human smugglers and smugglers who exploit the vulnerabilities of immigrants must be a priority. Unnecessarily cause too many lives.
On October 17, out of the 50 population, there were at least 12 Ethiopian immigrants- Died in a coastal town in Djibouti After being dumped by smugglers while trying to return from Yemen, he was arrested by Obock.
According to data from the International Organization for Migration, in a similar incident twelve days ago, eight more migrants died and several others were injured.
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the border between Yemen and Saudi Arabia is closed, Thousands of immigrants are waiting in Djibouti The moment to start the journey.
The number of immigrants using the sea route between the Horn of Africa and Yemen exceeded the flow of the Mediterranean route for the second consecutive year in 2019. 138,000 people According to the International Organization for Migration, they are mainly Ethiopians who crossed the Gulf of Aden.