Smugglers Throw Nearly 300 Refugees Into Yemen Sea

Up to 50 teen migrants 'deliberately drowned' off Yemen

On Thursday, at least five migrants have died and 50 are missing off the coast of the province of Chabwa in the south of Yemen, the second drama of its kind since Wednesday, said the global Organization for migration (IOM).

"The survivors told our colleagues that the trafficker made them jump in the sea when he noticed the danger from the authorities near the coast" said the chairman of the Yemen operation "Organization for migration" Laurent de Boeck.

International Organization for Migration staff assist Somali and Ethiopian migrants who were forced into the sea by smugglers on Wednesday.

"It is shocking and inhuman".

"They were all quite young, the average age was around 16", IOM spokeswoman Olivia Headon said.

The refugees were on their way to Gulf countries through Yemen. More than 30,000 of them are under the age of 18 and from Somalia or Ethiopia. "Twenty-five passengers (wounded) of the boat are now being treated on the coast of Yemen", told AFP a spokesman of the organization.

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Despite the ongoing civil war in Yemen, people from African countries, mostly from Ethiopia and Somalia, migrate to the Gulf country to evade home crisis. The survivors were found on a beach in Shabwa, Yemen. IOM is working closely with the International Committee of the Red Cross to ensure appropriate care for the deceased migrants' remains.

On Thursday, IOM reported that another smuggler forced some 160 people from a second boat, this time closer to shore.

Crossing the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea is particularly risky because of strong currents and high winds.

The journey is particularly risky at this time of year due to high winds in the Indian Ocean.

Already this year 55,000 migrants have taken the hazardous route from the Horn of Africa to Yemen to seek possible opportunities offered in the Gulf, the IOM said.

De Boeck expressed regret that the European Union is more focused on Mediterranean routes where smugglers have also cast migrants trying to reach Europe adrift. There are several refugee camps in southern Yemen, hosting Somali refugees.

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