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Desperate refugees

Ethiopians and Somalis driven from their homes by poverty or violence face a tenuous existence. Many lodge their hopes in a perilous voyage to the Arabian Peninsula.



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Ethiopian refugees pause in the desert in Djibouti on their way to the sea. They have paid $100 each to smugglers to take them by boat across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen. The refugees say they know they could die along the way but must seek a better life.

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Africans brave dangerous water crossing to Yemen, in hopes of a better life
Article | OBOCK, DJIBOUTI - They had walked for 10 days, across mountains and barren plains. In their hands, some carried small backpacks and yellow cans filled with water. In their minds, they carried the hopes of their relatives back in Ethiopia.

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