GENEVA (Reuters) – There were more than 130 African migrants missing in Djibouti on Tuesday, after accelerating two ships shaken by boat, the United Nations migration agency said.
The ships went to Yemen to reach Gulf states, with many migrants hoping to find jobs and a better life, said Joel Millman, spokesman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
As people warned, a group of gendarmes killed two survivors and found five migrant bodies. The boats were supposedly joining Godoria in the Obock region of Djibouti.
The IOM staff were expecting 18-year-old men to survive while aboard the ship's 130 ships, but did not have a second manual, the IOM said.
Report by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing Kevin Liffey