February 1, 2011 Dalkayaga@gmail.com
By moonlight, Nasteeho Mohamud Weheliye saw her companions drowning. She survived by clutching a floating plastic jerry can. The captain and his assistant also survived but all the other refugees apparently drowned.
Each year thousands of Africans brave the shark- and pirate-infested Gulf of Aden. Many die.
More than 181,000 migrants, most of them Ethiopians and Somalis, arrived in Yemen in the last three years, according to the U.N.'s refugee agency. More than 1,100 others went missing.