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Thu Mar 4, 2021, 10:14 AM

Dozens of African migrants thrown overboard by smugglers and feared dead -IOM

Source: reuters

Dozens of African migrants are feared to have died on Wednesday after smugglers threw them overboard off Djibouti as they were en route to Yemen, hoping to enter Saudi Arabia to find work.

Their boat, carrying 200 migrants, left Oulebi in Djibouti at 2 a.m., according to Yvonne Ndege, spokeswoman for the U.N. International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

But survivors said that, half an hour later, the smugglers judged the boat was overloaded and threw at least 80 passengers off, Ndege said.

She said five bodies had been retrieved so far.

Drownings in the waters off Djibouti, typically involving migrants from Ethiopia or Somalia trying to escape poverty and war at home by finding work in Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates, have become common.

They include would-be migrants who have become stranded in Yemen after failing to cross into Saudi Arabia, sometimes due to coronavirus restrictions, and drown on the return crossing.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-djibouti-migrants/dozens-of-african-migrants-thrown-overboard-by-smugglers-and-feared-dead-iom-idUSKCN2AW0OI

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JI7 Mar 4 OP
quaint Mar 4 #1
mdbl Mar 4 #2
McKim Mar 4 #4
keithbvadu2 Mar 4 #3
Bayard Mar 4 #5
CTyankee Mar 4 #6
forgotmylogin Mar 4 #7

Response to JI7 (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 10:34 AM

1. So cruel, no words.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 11:38 AM

2. Total lack of respect for life

very sad.

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Response to mdbl (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 12:38 PM

4. Yes, Little Respect for Lives and Human Rights

All over the world, respect for people and human rights is rampant!

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 11:42 AM

3. Desperate

Desperate

Frying pan and fire

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Thu Mar 4, 2021, 12:56 PM

5. They are only cargo

Expendable, and replaceable by other desperate people.

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Thu Mar 4, 2021, 01:12 PM

6. Do you know J.M.Turner's painting "Slave Ship"?

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Thu Mar 4, 2021, 03:09 PM

7. Oh my god.

I can't not think of that horrible scene in AMISTAD.

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