38 Migrants Feared Killed After Boat Capsizes Off Yemen, Official Says


The director of Rudum district Hadi Al-Khurma has confirmed that 38 migrants coming from the Horn of Africa have been killed after their boat capsized off Yemen’s Aden.

The director said the boat sank before it reached the shores of the Shabwa governorate, east of Aden.

“Fishermen and residents managed to rescue 78 of the migrants, who reported that about 100 others who were with them on the same boat are missing.

The search is still ongoing, and the United Nations has been informed of the incident,” he said.

According to the United Nations, 97,000 migrants arrived in Yemen from the Horn of Africa last year.