Gulf of Aden

Amidst protection challenges, Eastern Route outpaces Mediterranean for people leaving Africa

A monthly average of 11,500 people traveling from the Horn of Africa to Yemen last year made the so-called Eastern Route the busiest maritime migration path on earth, the UN migration agency said on Friday. 

News in Brief 31 January 2017 (PM)

Thousands trapped in Yemeni coastal town in need of protection

Up to 30,000 Yemeni civilians are trapped in one coastal town in need of aid supplies and protection, according to the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the country.

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News in Brief 18 January 2016 (AM)

Nigeria bombing of IDP camp “catastrophic”

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Latest smuggling boat tragedy in Gulf of Aden claims at least 10 lives – UN

The United Nations refugee agency today voiced shock and sadness after at least 10 people died while making the perilous journey from the Horn of Africa to Yemen aboard a smuggling boat.

Growing number of deaths in Gulf of Aden sparks alarm from UN refugee agency

The United Nations refugee agency today voiced alarm at the growing number of deaths in the Gulf of Aden this year, noting that just this week 16 people have drowned and another five are missing – nearly all of them Somalis fleeing strife in their homeland – in two separate incidents.

Record number of people make perilous journey to Yemen, UN reports

Fleeing conflict, poverty and drought, more than 74,000 people – a record number – from the Horn of Africa risked their lives this year to make the treacherous journey across the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea to begin their lives anew in Yemen, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

UN refugee agency says as many as 65 dead or missing in Gulf of Aden

The United Nations refugee agency said today that 16 people lost their lives and 49 others are missing and presumed dead in three separate smuggling incidents in the Gulf of Aden over the last two days.

Thirty-five drown after smuggler’s boat capsizes off Yemen, UN says

Thirty-five people drowned after one of two smugglers’ boats carrying more than 220 passengers across the Gulf of Aden from Somalia capsized off the coast of Yemen, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

UN agency fears 30 Somali boat people dead in tragedy off the coast of Yemen

Some 30 Somalis escaping across the Gulf of Aden are feared dead after one boat capsized and another hit rough seas this weekend in two separate smuggling incidents, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported today.

At least seven dead in latest smuggling tragedy off Yemeni coast – UN

At least seven Africans drowned over the weekend when the smugglers’ boat they were travelling in capsized shortly after docking in the Yemeni port of Aden, the United Nations refugee agency has reported, adding that 85 passengers survived thanks to rescue efforts by local officials and the French Navy.