Calm sea lures African migrants [Archives:2008/1189/Local News]

September 11 2008

SANAA,Sept. 9 ) (IRIN) ) Hundreds of African migrants, mostly Somalis, have taken advantage of calm seas to make the perilous journey from Somalia to Yemen in the first week of September and more are expected, Hussein Hajji, the Somali consul in Aden, said.

Hajji told IRIN on 7 September that more than 2,000 Africans, mostly Somalis, landed on Yemeni shores after crossing the Gulf of Aden. “Between three and five boats arrive at Yemeni shores on a daily basis