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The boat trip is fraught with danger; the smugglers are notorious for their brutality. Fatality rates are very high; for 2007, it is estimated that at least five percent of those setting out on the dangerous journey did not reach the shores of Yemen alive. People arrive on shore exhausted, many of them sick and emotionally shattered. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) mobile medical teams provide assistance to the refugees upon arrival on the Yemeni shore.