Adem* left Ethiopia for Yemen after spending two years in Goba Civil Prison in Addis Ababa. Adem is Oromo-Ethiopian.
He first travelled from Ethiopia to Somalia, where he departed from Bassasso port and arrived in Beer Ali, a small area in Yemen’s Shabwa governorate, in 2002.
Two hundred and forty-six people have died making the journey to Yemen by boat this year—more than the previous four years combined, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
The vast majority of new arrivals are from Somalia and Ethiopia, said Nick Stanton, a public information officer with UNHCR.
Amongst the 91,592 who landed on Yemen’s coast this year are refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants. This figure is higher than 2013’s but lower than 2012 and 2011, “when we recorded over 100,000 people in each of these years,” Stanton said.
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