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African refugees 'forced off' boats near Yemen coast

11 August, 12:03 PM

The United Nations (UN) has reported a second incident of Ethiopian refugees forced off boats by human smugglers near the coast of Yemen. This is the second incident to take place in just 24 hours.  

The human smugglers have been forcing hundreds of refugees off of boats in order to avoid arrest by officials in Yemen. 

The Gulf of Aden between the horn of Africa and Yemen is a popular route taken by refugees. Watch for more. 

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