Monday, March 26, 2007

I'm literally numb from reading this shit

Smugglers 'drown' scores in Yemen

At least 29 migrants have died after smugglers forced them at knife-point to jump into the sea off the coast of Yemen, the UN refugee agency has said.

The UNHCR said another 71 people - from Somalia and Ethiopia - were missing after Thursday's incident.

Some of the migrants were attacked by sharks, and several recovered bodies showed signs of severe mutilation, the survivors said.

The incident is the latest in a series of tragedies involving smugglers' boats carrying people across the Gulf of Aden from Somalia.

It brings the total number of dead and missing so far this year in Yemen to 262, the UNHCR said.

I understand. I understand that it's a question of culture. Other cultures do not value human life the way much of the western world does...allegedly...

But isn't there some point of humanity in every human mind that says: this thing that seems so very, very fucking wrong?!?

I suppose, perhaps, that I don't understand after all...


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