The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) “remains concerned” about the large numbers of people who are risking their lives by making this perilous journey from the Horn of Africa.
100 people, including Syrian refugees, have died in recent months crossing the Mediterranean to Europe.
Fahran Haq said, “Yemen has seen six successive years of high arrivals by sea, with more than 100,000 individuals making the crossing last year.
He also said, “the Gulf of Aden remains one of the world’s most traveled sea routes for asylum seekers and migrants.”
Since 2006, a total of over half a million asylum seekers, refugees and migrants have traveled by sea to Yemen, most of whom are Ethiopians, according to UNHCR.