migrants

UN refugee agency praises cruise ship for rescuing migrants whose ship had sunk

The United Nations refugee agency today praised the rescue of 22 migrants, including at least one asylum seeker, whose vessel had sunk in the Aegean Sea, by the crew of a Dutch-registered cruise ship of the Holland America Line.

Gun-toting smugglers force migrants overboard off Yemen, drowning at least 39 – UN

In yet another grim episode of asylum-seekers and migrants dying while trying to cross the Gulf of Aden from Somalia to Yemen, people-smugglers forced some 140 Ethiopians and Somalis at gunpoint to jump overboard, drowning at least 39 of them, the United Nations refugee agency has reported.