Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Trafficking Victims Forced into Sea by Smugglers, Rescued by Somalis

"Somalis rescue migrants in Gulf of Aden"

"Some 126 people have been rescued by Somali fishermen from the Gulf of Aden after human traffickers reportedly forced them into the sea at gunpoint.

The migrants, mostly from Somalia and Ethiopia, said they had set off from northern Somalia a week ago.

They said their boat had developed engine trouble and drifted for days before the people smugglers forced them into the sea. Six people are missing."

Read the full article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8504697.stm

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