The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres on May 19 praised Yemen for providing protection to people making the dangerous Gulf of Aden crossing from Somalia, and called for more international support so the country can assist the refugees. So far this year, more than 18,000 people have made the perilous Gulf of Aden crossing aboard smugglers? boats, double the number for the same period a year ago. More than 400 people have died trying to make the voyage this year. (UN News Service)

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