The toll from the migrants who tragically died off the Coast of Djibouti after their boat capsized has risen to 42 so far, International Organization For Migration (IOM) has announced.
Mohammed Abdiker, Regional Director for East and Horn of Africa, IOM reports grim pictures of children bodies are ashore.
Amongst the 42 are 16 children (8 boys and 8 girls). There are also 14 survivors.
On Monday IOM reported 34 migrants to have tragically died off the Coast of Djibouti after their boat capsized.
“The migrants were being transported by people smugglers. Second such tragedy in just over a month. 20 died & several injured in March” Mohammed Abdiker said.
He further called for apprehending and prosecuting of people traffickers and smugglers who exploit the vulnerabilities of migrants to become a priority, as ‘too many lives are needlessly lost.’
Every year thousands of migrants make perilous boat journeys from the Horn of Africa to war-torn Yemen, many with the aim of travelling overland to Gulf nations in search of work.