Monday, April 13, 2009

Maybe with all those ships out there fighting piracy, the plight of those desperately trying to pass through might get a little more focus

TO BE NOTED: From UN Dispatch:

"
If seven African migrants drown off the coast of Yemen...

...and the media doesn't really pay attention, do they still drown? Of course they do. And there are a whole lot more than seven:

UNHCR said 350 boats and 17,936 people have arrived in Yemen this year after crossing the Gulf of Aden from the Horn of Africa. To date, 116 people have been reported dead and 66 are missing at sea.

This is one of the places in the world where dangerous migration attempts, by refugees so down-and-out where they are that they are willing to risk their lives crossing (even piracy-infested) seas, result in trauma and tragedy for many would-be migrants. Maybe with all those ships out there fighting piracy, the plight of those desperately trying to pass through might get a little more focus."

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