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April 25, 2009

Rudd’s boat people policies: To blame for deaths in the Gulf of Aden?

Filed under: asylum seeker — Nayano @ 10:04 am
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Thirty-five migrants have drowned after a smugglers’ boat crossing the Gulf of Aden from Somalia capsized

Some 387 boats and 19,622 people have arrived in Yemen this year after making the perilous journey across the Gulf of Aden from the Horn of Africa, fleeing civil war, poverty and famine. Migrant boat capsizes in Gulf of Aden: UN

“A total of 131 people have died and at least 66 others are presumed missing at sea,” said the UNHCR.

Did Rudd’s boat people policies cause these deaths, too?


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