Gov’t confirms death of 46 Ethiopians en route to Yemen

Addis Ababa, June 12, 2018 (FBC) –The government of Ethiopia confirmed today that 46 Ethiopian migrants were died in the Gulf of Aden last week.

IOM reported on Friday that at least 46 Ethiopian migrants trying to cross from Somalia to Yemen drowned when their boat over turned in seas off Yemen's coast.

Another 15 people are still missing, Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) said in a statement today.

The boat was carrying about 100 Ethiopians from port Bosaso, Somalia.

The remaining 39 survivors received medical care in Yemen as a result of joint efforts of Ethiopian Embassy in Yemen and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the statement added.

 

The government of Ethiopia is working to tackle the root causes of human trafficking and bring traffickers to justice, it added.

The government finally extended its sympathy to families of drowning victims.