UNHCR Reports 65 Dead or Missing in Gulf of Aden (News)

The UNHCR reports that at least 16 migrants are dead and 49 others missing and presumed dead in the Gulf of Aden in three separate incidents over the past two days.

The UNHCR estimates that 860 boats carrying 43,586 migrants have crossed the Gulf of Aden from Somalia to Yemen so far this year.  UNHCR estimates that at least 273 migrants have drowned.

In one of the incidents a Belgian warship on an EU anti-piracy patrol rescued 38 migrants from a sinking boat.  The Belgian ship disembarked the survivors at the Yemeni port of Mulkalla.

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