38 migrants dead in shipwreck off Djibouti

38 migrants dead

38 migrants dead: Tragically, 38 lives were lost when a ship carrying migrants collapsed off the coast of Djibouti while en way to Yemen, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The International Maritime Organization also reported on Tuesday that 22 people had been recovered from the shipwreck.

Officials from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) conveyed their profound sorrow over the tragedy, with Yvonne Ndege revealing that many of the victims were women, children, and even newborns, as the boat capsized.

“At least 22 people have survived, and IOM, in collaboration with local authorities, is actively responding to the needs of the survivors and assisting them in coping with the trauma they are experiencing,” said Ndege.

Many people from Somalia and Ethiopia, two countries in the Horn of Africa, use Djibouti as a bridge to the Gulf states in search of work. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), people are driven to embark on the dangerous voyage by factors like conflict, insecurity, and climate change.

Migrants face serious dangers along the way, including kidnapping, arbitrary incarceration, and forced recruitment into armed groups, especially in Yemen, where they are targets of traffickers.

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