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Migrants Falling Victim to Smuggler Abuses Off the Coast of Yemen

“They told us to jump. Some people shouted and begged the smugglers to take us closer, but they refused and started beating people with sticks. They had AK47s, so everyone was afraid to argue, and people started jumping into the sea. Unfortunately, very few survived. I remember some were very young and did not know how to swim.” - Abdirahim Ilmi Aano, a Somali migrant

Rachel Sanchez
Rachel Sanchez is the Operations Assistant at USAIM. She is a recent graduate of Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service program, where her research focused on the nexus between human rights and security in the context of international migration.
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