Source: UNHCR – Fri, 8 Nov 2013 11:15 AM
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GENEVA, November 8 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said on Friday it was highly concerned about the high number of people risking their lives to reach Yemen after recording more than 62,000 sea arrivals in the first 10 months of this year.
UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards said Yemen had seen six successive years of high arrivals by sea. “Last year, a record 107,532 people made the crossing. And although this year’snumbers are, so far, lower than in 2012 – 62,194 from January through October compared to 88,533 for the same period last year – the Gulf of Aden remains one of the world’s most travelled sea routes for mixed migration [-seekers and ],” he told journalists inGeneva.
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