September 10, 2008
PBS WorldFocus: Somalia struggles with famine, fear and flight
Somalis and Ethiopians Flee Across Gulf of Aden
Madrid/New York, September 10, 2008 — A team from the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) found eight dead bodies yesterday, September 9, on the beach of Wadi Al-Barak in Yemen (30 kms east of Ahwar). Refugees and migrants, they had escaped from conflict and extreme poverty in the Horn of Africa by trying to cross the Gulf of Aden. During the rest of the day, 21 more dead bodies washed up on the coast, raising the total death toll to 29 people. According to survivors’ accounts, 10 more people died during the trip.
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