At least 20 people drowned off the coast of Yemen earlier this week and two were reported missing after smugglers carrying them across the Gulf of Aden from the Horn of Africa forced them to jump overboard in deep water. The boat was reportedly carrying around 115 passengers, mostly Ethiopians. UNHCR staff in southern Yemen said the remaining 93 passengers on the vessel made it to shore on Dec. 1 after being forced overboard near a village outside the town of Ahwar, around 220 kilometers east of the Yemeni port city of Aden. Survivors were transferred to the UNHCR-run Ahwar reception center. (UNHCR)

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