About 12,000 migrants from around the Horn of Africa reach Yemen every month. They hope to get to Saudi Arabia, but if any of them do, is anyone's guess.
Oil shipments were halted 10 days ago after two Saudi tankers came under attack by Houthi rebels. This week, Israel jumped into the fray, warning Iran that it was prepared to defend a key route — militarily if necessary.
A bleak future combined with barriers to work and education is a recipe for disaster for refugees in Indonesia. But some enterprising souls have found ways out of the doldrums. Gemima Harvey reports from Jakarta.
The exiled Yemeni government said the attack will "cut off the hands of Iran, which has long drowned Yemen in weapons that shed precious Yemeni blood." But a regional expert told DW the humanitarian crisis could worsen.
A boat was carrying at least 100 Ethiopian migrants when it capsized off Yemen in rough seas. Thousands make the life-threatening journey every month, according to the UN's migration agency.
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