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Scores Of African Migrants Drown Off Yemeni Coast

AFRICANGLOBE - At least sixty migrants from Ethiopia and Somalia along with two Yemeni crew members drowned on May 31 in the worst such tragedy off the coast of Yemen this year, the UN has said.

Malian Refugees Say Arab Rebels Poisoned Water Points, Burned Homes

The United Nations refugee agency said today it is stepping up the delivery of aid to people affected by the outbreak of conflict in...

Record Number of African Refugees and Migrants Cross the Gulf of...

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 20 January 2012, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Despite growing instability and a worsening security in Yemen, a record 103,000 refugees, asylum seekers and migrants from the Horn of Africa made the perilous journey across the Gulf of Aden and the Red sea in 2011. Last year saw an almost 100 per cent increase from 2010 when 53,000 people made the same journey. The previous highest number of arrivals we have seen was in 2009 when 78,000 people made the journey. UNHCR has been gathering data on the mixed migration flow from the Horn since 2006.

Thousands More Africans Flee Arab Air Strikes in Blue Nile, Sudan

A fresh wave of air strikes in Sudan's Blue Nile State since last Wednesday has sent increasing numbers of refugees fleeing into Ethiopia, with some 1,500 pouring through the Kurmuk border crossing last Friday alone. The latest bombs reportedly fell Monday.
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