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70 Ethiopians dead after boat capsizes in Red Sea

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 16,2019) Seventy Ethiopians were killed when their boat capsized in the red sea. The migrants were heading to Yemen and Saudi Arabia, according to a report by Deutsche Welle Amharic service. Sixty of the dead were from one district in Tigray region, Atsbi Wenberta. At least forty of the families of the deceased have ...

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    130 feared drowned off coast of Djibouti – IOM

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 30, 2019) The remains of 30 bodies have so far been recovered after two boats carrying 130 African migrants capsized off the coast of Djibouti on Tuesday. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said the tragic accident happened off Godoria, a locality in the Obock region of northeast Djibouti. The IOM quoted witnesses as ...

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      14 Ethiopian migrants found dead in abandoned vehicle in Tanzania

      ESAT News (January 2, 2019) Tanzanian police said yesterday that 14 Ethiopians have been found dead in an abandoned vehicle on the Tanzania-Zambia highway. A police commander told IPP Media in Tanzania that there were a total of 26 Ethiopians in the vehicle but 14 were found dead already while five have been sent to the hospital. Seve have survived. ...

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        Saudi releases hundreds of Ethiopian prisoners

        ESAT News (December 10, 2018) The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has released 900 Ethiopian prisoners following negotiations between the two countries. Four hundred fifty prisoners have arrived in Addis Ababa today while another 450 are expected to be flown into Addis on Friday. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia meanwhile says about 1,500 Ethiopians who are illegally in the ...

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          Seven Ethiopians drown in Indian Ocean

          ESAT News (October 23, 2018) Seven Ethiopian migrants drowned when a boat carrying 13 people capsized off the coast of Tanzania while en route to South Africa, Reuters quoted Tanzanian police commander Edward Bukombe as saying today. “Of the people onboard, 12 were Ethiopians and another person, who was the boat captain, (his) nationality has not been identified because he ...

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            Ethiopia confirms 46 nationals drowned on Yemen’s shore

            ESAT News (June 12, 2018) Ethiopia has confirmed today that the forty-six migrants that drowned off the coast of Yemen last week were its nationals. Forty-six Ethiopians drowned last Wednesday when their vessel capsized in high waves as it approached Yemen’s shore, according to the International Organizations for migration (IOM). A statement by the Communication Affairs Office said today that ...

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              Forty-six Ethiopians drowned on Yemen’s shore

              ESAT News (June 7, 2018) Forty-six Ethiopians have reportedly drowned yesterday when their vessel capsized in high waves as it approached Yemen’s shore, according to the International Organizations for migration (IOM). Sixteen migrants who remain missing are presumed dead. The UN Migration Agency said the 37 men and 9 women were among the about 100 migrants crammed onto a smuggler’s ...

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                Spain rescues over 500 migrants crossing Mediterranean

                ESAT News (May 28, 2018) Spanish maritime has rescued over 500 migrants who were trying to cross the Mediterranean, according to reports by several media outlets. Spanish authorities say most of those rescued over the past two days came from North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. The migrants were crammed in 17 rickety boats, three of which drowned immediately after the ...

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                  About 600 African migrants detained in Yemen makeshift jail, report says

                  ESAT News (March 23, 2018) Over 600 migrants from the Horn of Africa have reportedly been detained in a warehouse-cum-jail in Southern Yemeni city of Aden, according to a report by the Reuters. The migrants, mostly from Somalia, Djibouti and Ethiopia are faced with dwindling provisions of food and drinking water. The report by the Reuters said authorities in Yemen ...

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                    Twenty-five Ethiopians feared drowned after forced to swim to Yemeni shore

                    By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 9, 2018) Twenty-five Ethiopians are feared drowned after being forced by smugglers to swim to the shores as their boat approached Yemen. Officials with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said no bodies have been found. “Our partners in Yemen tell us that 4 boats with approximately 550 Ethiopian migrants on board arrived in ...

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