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UNHCR Yemen is selling photo-book on Somalis’ journey to Yemen with proceeds benefiting refugee

UNHCR Yemen is selling photo-book on Somalis’ journey to Yemen with proceeds benefiting refugee

11‘A Million Shillings: Escape from Somalia’ by Alixandra Fazzina: Across the Horn of Africa.

Across the Horn of Africa, war, abuse and poverty make millions miserable and drive thousands to attempt to flee. With land borders cut off or closed, and surrounded by conflict on all sides, one of the only means of escape is by sea.
This book follows the journey of desperate emigrants, or tahrib, to their embarkation points with smugglers on the coast of Somalia, on a perilous voyage across the Gulf of Aden, and onward in the search for a better life. The cost is just $50, or one million Somali shillings. With a one in twenty chance of not making it to the other side alive, it is a price they must risk their lives for. Even then, it is a journey which for many will remain unfinished.
For information on purchasing the book, please contact Edward Leposky – UNHCR Aden Office at leposky@unhcr.org or Jamal Al-Najjar at UNHCR Sana’a Office at alnajjar@unhcr.org .

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