300 migrants pushed into Yemen sea; 56 dead

Up To 50 Migrants Killed Off Coast Of Yemen After Smuggler Forces Them Overboard

In May and June alone, the bodies of 52 migrants including babies were found in the desert, while another 50 or so who went missing in late June are probably dead, according to the IOM.

The survivors told IOM that the smuggler pushed them after seeing people who looked like officials, the IOM's Yemen mission head Laurent de Boeck said.

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"The utter disregard for human life by these smugglers, and all human smugglers worldwide, is nothing less than immoral", said William Lacy Swing, director general of the IOM.

About 55,000 migrants have left the Horn of Africa to come to Yemen so far this year, more than half of them under the age of 18 and a third thought to be female, the IOM estimates. "Too many young people pay smugglers with false hopes of a better future", he lamented.

The victims had paid smugglers to help them cross the Gulf of Aden from the drought-stricken Horn of Africa to Yemen, itself teetering on the edge of starvation and in the midst of a war.

It estimated the average age of the migrants on the boat at around 16.

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Ethiopians are also facing acute hunger, with the United Nations saying at least 8.5 million people in the country are in need of immediate food assistance.

Migrants are braving the journey despite the war in Yemen as the violent conflict means there is no central authority to stop them travelling onward. "They (the smugglers) are basically continuing their business by killing people", he said.

"What it comes down to is that they know the risks, but they've got this pitch that has been sold to them by these salesmen, these absolute criminals".

At least another 22 people of around 120 people on the boat are still missing, the IOM said. "So, the migrants had a choice", she said.

More than 111,500 migrants landed on Yemen's shores last year, up from around 100,000 the year before, according to the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat, a grouping of global agencies that monitors migration in the area.

De Boeck expressed regret that the European Union is more focused on Mediterranean routes where smugglers have also cast migrants trying to reach Europe adrift.

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