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The Plight Of African Boat People

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 10, 2008

Just a couple of hours ago, migrant vessel sinks off Morocco carrying North African migrants. And, on the other side of Africa, about 100 migrants are feared to have drowned after being thrown overboard by smugglers in the Gulf of Aden, the UN refugee agency says. During the past 5 to 10 years alone, many thousand Africans have been thrown off ships and were given to Sharks as food. Those who made it to their anticipated destination suffer inhuman treatment and abuse. This situation is far worse than those Africans who were taken as slaves by European and Arab nations hundred of years ago. The most tragic part of the story is that no one is doing something about it.

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