Dozens of Somali refugees killed off Yemen coast

Dozens of Somali refugees killed off Yemen coast

Dozens of Somali refugees killed off Yemen coast

In a letter to US President Donald Trump, Amnesty International said the arms sales would only serve to further arm the Saudi-led coalition that has attacked thousands of civilians in Yemen in violation of international law. The attack was among the deadliest throughout the violent Saudi-led, US -backed military campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen that began in 2015.

Despite the humanitarian crisis which has brought Yemen to the brink of starvation, some migrants from Africa continue to travel to the war-torn country. He said the helicopter then stopped firing, but only after dozens had been killed.

Mr De Boeck added the United Nations agency believes all those on the boat were registered refugees, and it is in contact with the hospital, clinics, and the detention centre to provide medical care.

During the past few weeks, the Saudi-led Arab coalition intensified airstrikes on areas along Yemen's Red Sea Coast in an apparent attempt to support Yemeni government forces to kick the Shiite Houthi group out of the port city of Hodyada.

"UNHCR is appalled by this tragic incident, the latest in which civilians continue to disproportionately bear the brunt of conflict in Yemen", a spokesperson said.

Mantoo said that refugees and asylum seekers were moving out of Yemen and heading north because of deteriorating conditions.

According to the report, there are a number of women and children among the victims. The IOM said it believed the boat had been headed for Sudan.

Since March 2015, violent conflict between two factions claiming to constitute the Yemeni government has created a vast crisis in Yemen and millions of people face threats to their safety and basic human rights. "We call on the warring parties to conduct an immediate investigation into what happened". Saudi-led coalition aircraft had taken part in the assault, the same sources said. That came as pro-Hadi forces sought to advance northwards from the port town of Mokha in an offensive to retake Yemen's western coast from Huthi rebel forces. The attack left schools, hospitals and warehouses in Hodeida obliterated.

Two missiles were fired at the mosque located inside the military camp of Kofal in the west of Marib after a rocket was sacked, the officials said.

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