People Smuggling: Pirates, Bandits, Traffickers

It sometimes seems that the only people who want to stay in Somalia are pirates. While the Gulf of Aden is notorious as a haven for modern-day Blackbeards, the past year has also seen a dramatic upsurge in people smuggling, which has been costlier in human lives and far less reported in the international media. Conflict and climate are the driving forces.

The World Today Updated 14 October 2020 Published 1 December 2009 3 minute READ

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