INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION (IOM) SAYS AT LEAST 34 PEOPLE DROWN AFTER A BOAT CAPSIZED OFF THE COAST OF DJIBOUTI
Written by wave FM on April 13, 2021
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says at least 34 people have drowned after a boat capsized off the coast of Djibouti.
According to the IOM the boat “operated by people smugglers” was carrying about 60 migrants escaping conflict in Yemen and who were on their way to Djibouti.
It is not known what caused the vessel to capsize, it said.
Meanwhile, the organization has expressed concern over the tens of thousands of young African migrants making the dangerous journey from the Horn of Africa to the Gulf states in search of work.
Edited by Ayo Odungweru